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JUNE, 1951 

Alumni Bulletin 






"That's right.... 
ckurck closed" 

"No, this didn't happen in a communist 

"Happened right here in town. We'd just 
gotten home from a motor trip and, of 
course, hadn't heard what happened. 

"Been going to that church about fifteen 
years, so what a shock it was when Officer 
Povey stopped us at the door. 'That's 
right' he told us, 7 said church closed!' 

"Then he explained. There'd been a fire 
in the church the day before and he was 
shooing folks over to the Guild Hall for 
services. Mary and I looked at each other 
. . . then grinned. We'd both had the same 
crazy idea that the State had taken over 
the churches. 

"That night Bill and Edna Johnson 
dropped in for TV. We told them what 
happened at the church. And about the 
crazy idea we had. But Bill asked, was 
it so crazy? Then he pointed out that 
it had happened in other countries. So 
we all got talking real serious. 

"All week I've had it on my mind . . . 
suppose we had no Freedom here? Suppose 
the State took over religion, the press and 
professions like music, medicine and art? 
Suppose they took over industry and made 
me work where I didn't want to? Suppose 
the State took over our house? And 
suppose, on election day, we had our 
choice of one candidate? 

"Maybe I don't run my life perfectly but 
I sure wouldn't want the State to run 
it for me! Y'know, every Thanksgiving 
we give thanks for the good things we 
have ... all of which add up to Freedom. 
So why shouldn't we all be just as thankful 
the other 364 days, too?" 


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Republic produces quality steels for all 
industries and much of it can be found in 
thousands of agricultural tools and equip- 
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Republic works with the farmer to help 
keep America the best fed nation on earth. 

For a reprint of this advertisement, write 
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StdUtut Soviet 

Dr. Francis J. Trembley, profes- 
sor of biology, was honored this 
month for his outstanding service to 
the University when he received the 
top faculty award, the R. R. and 
E. C. Hillman prize in excess of 
$1,000, at the annual faculty dinner 
held in Grace Hall. A graduate of 
Hobart College, Dr. Trembley re- 
ceived his advanced degree from 
the University of Pennsylvania. 
Known by Lehigh students for his 
enthusiasm for natural science and 
understanding of undergraduates, 
he has made scholarly contributions 
to numerous conservation projects 
and biological surveys of fresh water 
rivers andtflakes. 

Also honored at the faculty din- 
ner were Dr. Albert L. Blakers, as- 
sistant professor of mathematics, 
and Murray B. McPherson, assistant 
professor of civil engineering, who 
received the Alfred Noble Robin- 
son Award of $1,000 divided equal- 
ly between them. Established two 
years ago by Alfred R. Glancy, '03, 
this award is given annually to a 
member or members of the faculty 
not over 35 years of age and below 
the rank of associate professor who 
have been voted as giving outstand- 
ing performance in the service of 
the University. 

Cross-Cutting the Campus , page 3 

The Man on the Cover page 5 

The Graduate School 

by Preston Parr, '43 page 6 

Alumni Committees page 8 

With Alumni Clubs page 9 

Chemical Engineering — 1951 Version 

by Dr. Darrel E. Mack page 10 

The Sports Parade page 13 

Lives of Lehigh Men page 14 

President, Edward A. Curtis, '25 

Vice-presidents, George F. A. Stutz, '22, and H. Randolph Maddox, '21 

Treasurer, H. P. McFadden, '25 

Archivist, Arthur W. Klein, '99 

Executive Secretary and Editor, Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Leonard H. Schick, '37 

j4lu*tutctA ^tuttee* 

Leonard M. Horton, '28 
Robert C. Watson, '13 
Clifford F. Lincoln, '11 

George R. Brothers, '08 
Monroe J. Rathbone, '21 
Alfred S. Osbourne, '09 

Published monthly, October to August, inclusive, except during October 
and April, when it will be published semi-monthly, by the Alumni Associa- 
tion of Lehigh University, Inc., Alumni Memorial Building, Bethlehem, 
Pa. Printed by the Globe-Times Printery, Bethlehem, Pa. Entered as sec- 
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per year. 

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Steel Spanning 
Chesapeake Bay 




New Chesapeake Bay Bridge will form part 
of express highway route from New York 
to Washington, bypassing all cities. 

Pre-testing Construction Techniques — "Beautiful planning!" enthused the magazine Construc- 
tion Methods and Equipment in an article about the techniques devised to erect the steel for the 
Chesapeake Bay Bridge superstructure. To check these methods in advance Bethlehem engi- 
neers built wood models, exactly duplicating the steelwork on a scale of 1 inch equals 40 feet. 

One of the World's Longest, 
New Bridge Will Be Link 
in Express Highway from 
New York to Washington 

Bethlehem Steel erection crews are 
putting up steelwork for a great new 
bridge over Chesapeake Bay, crossing 
from Sandy Point, near Annapolis and 
only a short distance below Baltimore, 
to Kent Island on the Eastern Shore. 

Here the bay is 4M miles wide. The 
btidge will be one of the world's long- 
est, with an overall length, including 
approaches, of 7M miles. The roadway 
will rise gradually from both shores to 
the midpoint of the bridge where there 
will be a suspension span 1600 feet 
long and 186 feet above the water, leav- 
ing plenty of clearance so that ships 
bound to the Port of Baltimore can 
pass under the bridge. 

Bridging of the Chesapeake Bay will 
greatly shorten travel time between the 
Delmarva Peninsula, with its fertile 
farmlands and recreation spots, and 
Baltimore and Washington. But the 
major significance of the Chesapgake 
Bay Bridge is that it will form a link in 
a new north-south express highway. 
With the opening of the bridge late in 
1952 motorists can drive from New 
York to Washington by a new, fast 
route, skirting all cities. 

In erecting the 30,000-ton superstruc- 
ture of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, 
Bethlehem Steel engineers are using 
a number of interesting techniques, 
including the floating into place of 
very large steel spans, some of them 
weighing as much as 1300 tons. J. E. 
Greiner Company, Baltimore, are con- 
sulting engineers, and supervisors of 
construction for the State of Maryland. 



Department Head 

Dr. J. Burke Severs, an authority on 
Chaucer and professor of English at 
the University, will become head of 
the department effective July 1. He 
succeeds Dr. Robert M. Smith who 
will continue as professor of English. 

Dr. Smith, in reaching the retire- 
ment age, relinquishes a post he has 
held since 1925, but he has consented 
to remain as a member of the staff. 
Recognized as an authority on Shake- 
speare, Dr. Smith is a member of the 
editorial board of the "Shakespeare 
Quarterly" and formerly served as edi- 
tor of that publication of the Shake- 
speare Association of America. 

A graduate of Rutgers University 
Dr. Severs has been a member of the 
Lehigh staff since 1927. He received 
his master of arts degree from Prince- 
ton University and his doctor of phil- 
osophy degree from Yale University. 
He has served as both secretary and 
chairman of the Chaucer group of the 
Modern Language Association, and 
was the recipient of the Haskins Medal 
of the Medieval Academy of America 
for his book, "The Literary Relation- 
ships of Chaucer's Clerkes Tale" which 
was published in 1942. 

Renovations for Taylor 

Taylor House, first dormitory built 
on the Lehigh campus 44 years ago, 

will be renovated at an estimated cost 
of $150,000. Action to this effect has 
been approved by the Board of Trus- 
tees and work on the project, which 
will take about two years, will be start- 


"to head the department" 

ed this summer when new plumbing 
and lighting systems will be installed. 
New heating equipment and the con- 
struction of a steam tunnel from Drown 
Hall are planned for the summer of 

Biggest innovation will be the con- 

struction of two new lounges and two 
recreation rooms on the main floor. 
These will be equipped in the same 
manner as lounges in other dormi- 
tories on the campus. Occupancy in the 
historic building will be reduced by 
17 students as a result of the con- 
struction of three centrally located 
shower rooms on each floor. 

Taylor House, a three-story concrete 
building which this semester is ac- 
commodating 214 students, was the 
gift of Andrew Carnegie and was 
named in honor of Charles L. Taylor, 
Carnegie's former business partner, a 
graduate of Lehigh in 1876 and a 
trustee of the University. 

Honor for Seven 

Seven members of Lehigh's faculty 
were honored last month for 25 years 
of service each to the University. 
Guests at the annual faculty dinner in 
Grace Hall each received an attractive 
fountain pen desk set presented by 
Dean Robert P. More, '10, of the Col- 
lege of Arts and Science, in recogni- 
tion of their service. 

Those honored were Dr. Robert D. 
Billinger, '21, associate professor of 
chemistry; Dr. Frederick H. Bradford, 
head of the department of finance ; Dr. 
Gilbert E. Doan, '19, head of the de- 
partment of metallurgy; Dr. Kenneth 
W. Lamson, associate professor of 

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the lowest bid on a wet-type heating system plus 
eguivalent conditioning apparatus ... a saving 
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During the winter, heated fresh and recirculated 
air are automatically blended, balancing heat input 
to heat loss and maintaining selected temperatures in 
various locations with minimum fuel. In summer, air 
volume is increased by adjusting vari-pitch sheaves 
on the blower motor. Because of the stainless steel 
combustion chamber of the heater, conditioned air 
can be circulated through the unit without danger of 
corrosion. The ever-present problem of excess infil- 
tration of air at entrance doors is solved by the use 
of ducts which discharge heated or cooled air into the 
entrance area. Aside from turning switches 
for winter or summer operation, control is com- 
pletely automatic. 



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mathematics ; Dr. Edgar H. Riley, as- 
sociate professor of English ; Dr. Lloyd 
L. Smail, professor of mathematics, 
and Milton C. Stuart, head of the de- 
partment of mechanical engineering. 


University scholarships valued at 
$111,700 have been awarded to 54 
secondary school seniors who will en- 
ter Lehigh from 10 states and the Dis- 
trict of Columbia. Ten of the winners 
have been granted competitive region- 
al scholarships, each valued at $3,200 
for a four-year college education. 

Twelve recipients will receive full 
tuition awards, while another 21 in- 
coming freshmen will receive half-free 
tuition scholarships. All awards are 
renewable providing the recipients 
maintain high scholarships grades and 
are good citizens in the Lehigh com- 

Veteran Decline 

No rush of World War II veterans 
seeking to take advantage of the G.I. 
Bill of Rights is anticipated by the 
University on the eve of the deadline 
set by the administrator of veteran af- 
fairs. At present only six applications 
have been received from veterans who 
must have commenced their education 
by the deadline date of July 25. 

Already graduated from Lehigh are 
2,311 students who saw service in all 
branches of the armed forces during 
the last war. Another 258 will be can- 
didates for baccalaureate degrees at 
June commencement. Seven hundred 
and sixty-two veterans who started their 
college work at Lehigh failed to re- 
turn after having been in attendance, 
and 92 veterans are still attending 
classes at the University. 

Business Administration was the 
preference of the largest number en- 
rolling at Lehigh with 964 registered 
in that division. The College of Arts 
and Science was second with 918 en- 

Other curricula and registration fig- 
ures are: mechanical engineering, 573; 
electrical, 442; industrial, 434; chemi- 
cal, 283; civil, 217; metallurgical, 152; 
chemistry, 131, and engineering phy- 
sics, 58. 


<?<? \ STUDENT will work only 
■'*■ as hard as you make him 
work." These words, and the edu- 
cational philosophy they express, 
are familiar to many Lehigh alumni 
— particularly the E.E.'s. They come 
from Loyal V. Bewley, Professor 
and Head of the Department of 
Electrical Engineering. 

Professor Bewley, an internation- 
ally recognized authority in the field 
of electrical machinery and surge 
phenomena, believes that the duty 
of the University is to turn out a 
man with a wide base of fundamen- 
tal knowledge, and the ability to 
apply the facts he has absorbed. To 
do this, Bewley has built "the finest 
Electrical Engineering laboratory in 
the United States"; it is the only 
University laboratory using four- 
unit motor generator sets, acknowl- 
edged to be far more versatile than 
the customary two unit sets. And, as 
former students will remember, he 
has developed Lehigh's E.E. cur- 
riculum into a tough, tight series of 
courses that "separate the men from 
the boys." 

The volume and difficulty of E.E. 
homework assignments have led 
E.E.'s to style themselves "Bewley's 
Coolies." But more than one man 
has returned to the campus to give 
thanks to the teacher who insured 
his ability to meet professional de- 

A Field Artillery officer in World 
Wars I and II, with an impressive 
number of decorations for both 
bravery and meritorious service, 
Bewley commands the Reserve Of- 
ficer's Training School in Allen- 
town. This center was established 
on an experimental basis, and has 
proven so successful that more than 
90 similar training schools have been 
established throughout the country. 

Bewley enlisted in the Army in 
1917 at the age of 18. Over 30 years 
of military experience have given 
him the habit of efficiency and dis- 
cipline, qualities he expects of his 

staff and students. Tardy students 
have found the classroom doors 
locked; they have seldom been late 

A teacher 
for only 11 
years, since 
joining the 
Lehigh staff 
in 1940, he 
was former- 
ly a research 
and devel- 
engineer with the General Electric 
Company. His work there, begun in 
1923, was principally in the fields 
of transformers, high voltage, and 
rotating machinery, and made him 
the first recipient of the G.E. Coffin 
Award for achievement. 

On the question of how much 
liberal arts should be mixed into the 
engineering curricula, Bewley is ex- 
tremely cautious. He recognizes the 
obvious values of those courses that 
will help engineers clearly articulate 
their ideas. He points out, however, 
that to be qualified in his field, an 
engineer must have a certain body 
of technical knowledge, no part of 
which can be healthily sacrificed for 
even the most desirable of "broad- 
ening" courses. 

He considers the present Lehigh 
arrangement to be "just right." Thir- 
ty hours, or 22%, of the E.E. cur- 
riculum requirements are devoted to 
liberal arts courses, and 12 hours of 
these are free electives. 

In this vein, Bewley feels strong- 
ly that men with engineering train- 
ing make good citizens. The scienti- 
fic method becomes a habit leading 
to intellectual cunousity, disciplined 
thinking, and a high level of per- 
sonal morality. 

This much is certain: the Lehigh 
E.E. is a man tested by the steel of 
a teacher whose personal standards 
of honesty and fairness cannot tol- 
erate less than the best of ability and 

The Graduate School 

The Graduate School, a vital part of the 

University's educational program, is an important 
asset to Lehigh's undergraduate colleges. 

TO MANY of her alumni, partic- 
ularly the older graduates, Lehigh 
is known solely by her three un- 
dergraduate Colleges of Arts and Sci- 
ence, Business Administration and En- 
gineering. But this picture is incom- 
plete, for it is also necessary to know 
another side of the University's organ- 
ization — the Graduate School, in order 
to fully understand the aims of the 
University and the character of a Le- 
high education. 

First of all, it is important to realize 
that Lehigh has been known from the 
date of her founding as a university 
rather than as a college. To be sure, the 
term "university" has been applied in 
America to all kinds of institutions, 
ranging from unaccredited cow col- 
leges to Harvard. Never-the-less, the 
title has traditionally meant something 
different from, or at least in addition 
to, the term "college." And since Le- 
high was named with a purpose, it may 
be worthwhile to consider briefly the 
nature of this difference. 

For one thing, as the name implies, 
a university's interests are broad; and 
Lehigh, in offering curricula in the lib- 
eral arts, business and engineering, has 
greater breadth than the average un- 
dergraduate institution in this country, 
although at the same time Lehigh is 
more restricted in size and scope than 
most universities. A second, and more 
important, distinction between the uni- 
versity and the college lies not in the 
range but in the level of instruction. In 
addition to offering courses leading to 
the bachelor's degree, the university 
traditionally has granted higher de- 
grees, including the doctorate. 

The third difference is that the uni- 
versity has a research function which 
the college does not ordinarily have. 
The university must not only conserve 
and disseminate the existing body of 
knowledge but also create new knowl- 
edge and extend the intellectual fron- 

tiers of our civilization — the university 
is expected to have a production de- 
partment as well as a warehouse and a 
retail store. 

At Lehigh, the Graduate School is 
the division of the University which is 
concerned with the second and third 
functional differences noted above. All 
work towards the advanced degrees of 
Master of Arts, Master of Science, and 
Doctor of Philosophy is taken in the 
Graduate School ; and by far the great- 
er part of the academic research done 
at Lehigh is carried on as part of the 
training of scholars and research work- 
ers, who by working in the library and 
the laboratory on thesis and disserta- 
tions learn the spirit and the methods 
of research. 

/"^ RADUATE work has always been 
^-* a part of the University's purpose. 
In fact, the first Register in 1866 an- 
nounced in general terms that provi- 
sion would be made for graduate study. 
What was actually meant we do not 
know. There were no specific graduate 
courses, there were no stated degree re- 
quirements, and in fact there were no 
specific degrees offered beyond the 
bachelor's. It is probable that some- 
thing like the present-day five-year com- 
bined programs, leading to the B.A. 
and B.S. or the B.S. in two fields of 
engineering, was in mind. The work 
was "Postgraduate" but not advanced 
in the sense of modern graduate work. 
In 1883 graduate study was recon- 
sidered and the result was the begin- 
ning of advanced work in the modern 
sense of planned programs, with def- 
inite rules and regulations governing 
degrees. For a while the Ph.D. and 
D.Sc. were offered in addition to the 
M.A., but after awarding the Ph.D. 
twice during the nineties, the Univer- 
sity withdrew the doctorate. There 
were periodic attempts to revive it, but 
the decision stood for over 30 years. 


Dr. Robert M. Smith, an authority on Shakesp 

In the early twenties President Rich- 
ards was instrumental in founding the 
Institute of Research to encourage 
scholarly work on the campus. A few 
years later graduate study was unified 
under a Graduate Board which served 
as an administrative committee to su- 
pervise advanced study. Professor Rob- 
ert P. More, '10, now Dean of the Col- 
lege of Arts and Science, was appoint- 
ed Executive Secretary, a post which he 
held until 1949 and in which he exer- 
cised considerable influence in the 
shaping of the Graduate School as we 
know it today. 

Shortly after President Williams 
came to Lehigh in 1935 he raised the 
question of offering the Ph.D. again. 
A study of resources in faculty, lab- 
oratories, library holdings, etc. was 
made and in 1936 the faculty recom- 
mended the establishment of a gradu- 
ate school and the re-offering of the 
Ph.D. in a few specified departments. 
The recommendation was adopted and 
the Board of Trustees established the 
Graduate Faculty with power to legis- 
late in matters relating to advanced de- 

I will retire this June as head of the department of English, conducts a graduate seminar 

grees. Professor Tomlinson Fort, of 
the mathematics department, was ap- 
pointed Dean, and the Executive Com- 
mittee was established. This was com- 
prised of the president, the Dean, five 
members elected by the Graduate Fac- 
ulty and an Executive Secretary, in 
which office Professor More was con- 
tinued. Two years later the first Ph.D.'s 
were granted. 

TN 1945 Dean Fort left Lehigh and in 
*- 1949 Professor Harvey A. Neville, 
head of the department of chemistry 
and chemical engineering, was appoint- 
ed to the position. In his dual capacity 
as Dean and Director of the Institute 
of Research, Dr. Neville is in a for- 
tunate position to see that the Institute 
and the Graduate School complement 
each other in their related fields. At 
the time of Dr. Neville's appointment 
Professor More resigned as Executive 
Secretary after more than 20 years of 
service in that capacity, and the duties 
of the office were combined with those 
of the Dean. 

Since 1936 Lehigh's graduate pro- 

gram has broadened materially until to- 
day the master's degree is offered in 
bacteriology, biology, chemistry, edu- 
cation, English, geology, history and 
government, international relations, 
mathematics, physics and chemical, 
civil, electrical, mechanical and metal- 
lurgical engineering. 

As one might guess from this wide 
range of activity, the Graduate School 
has more than one aim or function at 
Lehigh. First of all, there is advanced 
professional training in engineering 
and the sciences. Not infrequently the 
master's degree in these fields repre- 
sents a year's advanced study across a 
broad field of major interest. 

For example, the master's program 
in chemistry is built around a core of 
required courses in physical, organic, 
analytical and inorganic chemistry. In 
addition there are research courses, 
leading to a thesis, in which the stu- 
dent is introduced to research. Upon 
completing this program the student 
has strengthened his technical equip- 
ment in all of the major branches of 
chemistry and has an idea of what re- 

search means; he is qualified for a posi- 
tion of greater technical responsibility 
than is a man who holds only the 
bachelor's degree. 

A second function, somewhat relat- 
ed to the first, is carried out chiefly in 
the department of Education. This is 
the only department at Lehigh which 
is predominantly graduate, and it is 
one of the six education departments in 
Pennsylvania which are recognized by 
the state for graduate work in public 
school administration and supervision. 
The program in education leading to 
the M.A. has been in effect for over 25 
years, and its work has been of decided 
service to teachers in the Lehigh Valley 
and nearby points in Pennsylvania and 
New Jersey. In addition to professional 
work within the department, teachers 
are frequently urged to major in the 
fields in which they will teach and to 
take their degrees in English, history, 
etc., with minors in education. 

f~pHE Graduate School's third func- 
•*- tion is the offering of beginning 
graduate work in many of the arts and 
sciences. In addition to school teachers, 
there are students who wish to follow 
careers of college teaching and research 
and who take a master's degree as the 
first step toward the doctorate. Even in 
those areas in which the University of- 
fers nothing beyond the master's de- 
gree, many students find it desirable to 
take an M.A. or an M.S. at Lehigh and 
then transfer to another university for 
the Ph.D. 

There is also another group of stu- 
dents to be considered in connection 
with this function. They are not teach- 
ers and they have no desire to be schol- 
ars or researchers ; they may be house- 
wives, professional people or business 
men. They come to the graduate school 
simply because they have intellectual 
interests which they wish to cultivate. 
Their motive is enriched living through 
increased learning, and they find that 
in the stimulus, discipline and direction 
of graduate courses and of programs 
leading to advanced degrees they are 
able to achieve their desires most effec- 

The final function of the Graduate 
School is the education of research 
men and scholars at the doctoral level. 
The Ph.D. is by design a research de- 
gree, and most of the requirements for 

it point toward the doctoral disserta- 
tion, which is intended to present the 
results of an original investigation car- 
ried on by the student. Research may 
be done on everything from Chaucer to 
transient shock waves (to name two of 
the many interests at Lehigh) and al- 
though tools and methods may differ, 
the goal is always to discover some- 
thing new and to make the discovery 
available to society. 

It is in the nature of research train- 
ing, particularly in the sciences, that 
the student-teacher relationship be a 
close one, and it is therefore not sur- 
prising that a given professor can ef- 
fectively guide only a relatively few 
men. Consequently only about 20% of 
the graduate registration is composed 
of doctoral candidates. 

In contrast with the recent develop- 
ment of the doctorate at Lehigh, mas- 

Constructive suggestions from all alumni will be welcomed 
by the chairmen of the following committees 

Alumni Day 

Nelson L. Bond, '26, chairman 
Samuel T. Harleman, '01 
Alfred P. Spooner, '11 
Morris E. Stoudt, '16 
Ralph J. Knerr, '20 
John K. Killmer, '22 
James D. Kennedy, '23 
Joseph Ricapito, '25 
Joseph G. Jackson, '26 
John W. Maxwell, '26 
John R. Hertzler, '27 
Robert A. Harrier, '27 
Philip G. Damiani, '28 
Robert F. Herrick, '34 
Joseph R. Persa, '48 
John F. Georgiadis, '30 

Alumni Clubs 

John K. Conneen, '30, chairman 
Edward J. Garra, '25 
William L. Schnabel, '37 
Samuel R. Walker, '41 
Richard H. Bernasco, '43 


James D. Mack, '38, chairman 
Robert J. Desh, '09 
Wm. B. Todd, '40 
Alvord Beardslee, '50 


Thomas M. Brennan, '29, chair- 
William Whigham, Jr., '19 
Mitchell W. VanBilliard, '27 
Daniel M. Horner, '28 
Philip A. K. Sadtler, '34 
Paul R. Hager, '35 


Albert W. Hicks, '23, chairman 
George F. Nordenholt, '14 
Lin wood H. Geyer, '15 
Kenneth K. Kost, '30 
Wilbur E. Henry, '47 

Special Awards 

Robert S. Taylor, Jr., '25, chair- 
Samuel T. Harleman, '01 

Student Grants 

Ben L. Bishop, '34, chairman 
Samuel D. Gladding, '11 
Robert B. Adams, '25 
Winton L. Miller, '32 
Robert C. Clark, '32 
G. Douglas Reed, '33 

Student Grants Collections 

Samuel D. Gladding, '11, chair- 
H. Victor Schwimmer, '26 
George B. McMeans, '35 
H. E. Lore, '35 
Robert W. Reifsnyder, '37 

Memorial Gifts 

The Rev. George M. Bean, chair- 
Charles K. Zug, '27 
John I. Kirkpatrick, '29 

Financial Advisory 

George F. A. Stutz, Jr.,'22, chair- 
David M. Petty ,'09 
Thomas J. Conley ,'25 
John K. Conneen, '30 
G. Douglas Reed, '33 

Council of Class Agents 

David M. Petty, '09, president 

William L. Estes, Jr., '05 

John K. Killmer, '22 

John K. Conneen, '30 

Joseph Rossetti, '37 

Douglas C. Paul, '40 

W. Thomas Bachmann, '47 

ter's degrees have been conferred in 
large numbers for many years. In the 
period from June 1939 to October 
1950 Lehigh conferred 818 master's 
degrees. The students taking these de- 
grees came to Lehigh from 161 Ameri- 
can colleges and universities and 30 
foreign countries. Most of them came 
from a relatively small number of 
nearby Pennsylvania colleges, and of 
the total 27% did their undergraduate 
work at Lehigh. Half of the degrees 
conferred were from three depart- 
ments: Education, Chemistry and His- 
tory. In the same period 69 doctorates 
were conferred with Chemistry, Metal- 
lurgy and Civil Engineering as the lead- 
ing departments. 

A LTHOUGH the overall program 
-^"*- of the Graduate School is broad, 
the enrollment has never been unduly 
large. During the present semester 387 
are registered in the Graduate School 
and of this number 330 are working 
for the master's degree. Women are 
admitted as graduate students — there 
are 49 registered now — and several 
have earned their doctorates. 

On the average, Lehigh's graduate 
students are carrying about half-time 
course loads. This is because a great 
majority of them are either working as 
graduate assistants on University ap- 
pointments or are employed outside of 
the University as school teachers and 
in other occupations. In terms of in- 
structional time, graduate courses con- 
stitute a small portion of the Univer- 
sitys' total; the President's report for 
1948-49 indicated that it was only 6% 
of the undergraduate load. In depart- 
ments with strong graduate programs 
the figure is naturally higher, partic- 
ularly where there is a great deal of in- 
formal and unrostered teaching in the 
form of research guidance. 

Some alumni may wonder if Lehigh 
is following the wisest course in main- 
taining a graduate school and research 
in addition to the undergraduate pro- 
gram. There is a feeling, perhaps, that 
we are in danger of sacrificing what 
we have that is fine in a misguided at- 
tempt to spread the University's limit- 
ed resources over too many activities. 

There are several answers to this 
question. The first is that it is clearly 
recognized by the faculty and admin- 
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Motion pictures and a talk by Tony 
Packer highlighted a recent meeting of 
the Youngstown Club held at the 
Youngstown Country Club. Eighteen 
alumni were present. 

Officers elected are Charles E. Gal- 
lagher, '37, president; Eugene M. 
Smith, '42, treasurer and secretary. 

Two days prior to this meeting mem- 
bers of the Club held an informal lun- 
cheon meeting with Dr. Neil Carothers, 
dean emeritus of the College of Busi- 
ness Administration, who was visiting 


Members of the Philadelphia Lehigh 
Club met May 18 at the Flourtown 
branch of the Philadelphia Cricket Club 
for their annual spring outing, and af- 
ter an afternoon of golf, baseball talk, 
and other entertainment all present en- 
joyed a buffet supper. Robert Reifsny- 
der, '37, vice-president of the Club, 
presided and introduced the guests. 
There was no formal program. 

Northeast Penna. 

Motion pictures of the 1950 football 
season and an interesting talk by Tony 
Packer featured the annual meering of 
the Northeast Pennsylvania Lehigh 
Club recently. More than 45 alumni 
were present. George S. Coopey, '41, 
presided as toastmaster. 

With Lehigh Alumni Clubs 

Officers elected at the meeting are 
Thomas F. Burke, '28, president; Hen- 
ry H. Otto, Jr., '47, vice-president and 
Robert J. McGregor, '47, secretary- 

Southern Neiv England 

Forty Lehigh men attended the 
spring meeting of the Southern New 
England Club held last month in Hart- 
ford. Alfred V. Bodine, '15, served as 
toastmaster, and after some discussion 
it was decided to continue the Southern 
New England group as one club rather 
than divide the area into two or three 
smaller units. 

Officers elected during the business 
meeting are Thomas G. Shaffer, '14, 
president; Lewis H. Van Billiard, '23, 
vice-president and Edward K. Leaton, 
'49, secretary-treasurer. 

Principal speaker was Coach Tony 
Packer who gave a resume of Lehigh's 
athletic program, and plans for the fu- 
ture. He also showed motion pictures 
of 1950 football games and commented 
on the play. 


Ninety-one Lehigh men attended the 
Spring dinner meeting of the Pitts- 

burgh Club last month and heard Dr. 
Harvey A. Neville, Director of the In- 
stitute of Research and Dean of Le- 
high's Graduate School, tell of current 
research projects now being conducted 
on South Mountain. 

At this meeting the Club sponsored 
wrestling trophy for Shadyside Acad- 
emy was awarded for the first time. The 
recipient was Hay Walker, one of the 
Academy's outstanding athletic stars. 

Home Club 

A highlight of the Home Club's ac- 
tivities program each year is the an- 
nual Spring dinner meeting sponsored 
by Allentown alumni at the Lehigh 
Country Club, and this year proved no 
exception as more than 75 alumni 
heard Dr. Aurie N. Dunlap, assistant 
professor of International Relations, 
discuss the problems facing the United 
Nations and its Russian opponent in 

George A. Rupp, '27, new president 
of the Home Club, presided as toast- 
master, and in his preliminary remarks 
he congratulated Lehigh Valley alum- 
ni for their interest in Lehigh, stating 
that it was only natural that the Home 

(Continued on page twelve) 

The Allentown meeting of the Home Club was well-attended Home Club president George A. Rupp, '21 , was toastmaster 


Chemical Engineering ■■ 1951 Version 

In this report to alumni Dr. Darrel E. Mack, director of the 


curriculum in cnemica 

I engineering, describes the development oj this de 

partment, and its integration with the research program 

DO YOU remember the old whis- 
key still which did yeoman serv- 
ice in the Chemical Engineering 
laboratory of years ago ? It was shaped 
like a chemist's retort and the con- 
denser was a copper coil immersed in 
a barrel of water in true hill-billy style. 
That was before prohibition. 

Today's laboratory is different. It has 
the latest model fractionating column, 
designed to perform all the tricks of 
the distillation business and equipped 
with a centralized control panel for 
precision operation. Costing $10,000 it 
constitutes one of a number of new 
pieces of equipment by means of which 
the laboratory facilities are being mod- 

More important than new equip- 
ment, however, is the new curriculum. 
Not an overnight change, but a devel- 
opment over a period of the last few 
years, each course change has been a 
studied decision based on a balance be- 

tween modern industrial specialization 
and proven scientific fundamentals. Be- 
sides the usual instruction in unit oper- 
ations which has for a long time 
formed the backbone of this course of 
study, we now include stoichiometry 
(a study of material and energy bal- 
ances) , Chemical Engineering, Thermo- 
dynamics, Kinetics (reactor design), 
and Process Design along with the reg- 
ular technical and humanistic core. We 
hope soon to move our course in In- 
strumentation from the Graduate 
School to the undergraduate level. 

Since these new courses could not be 
introduced without eliminating some 
old ones, we had to consider with great 
care what to eliminate so as to do the 
least damage. We realized that every 
course, new and old, had a value not 
to be overlooked. However, we felt 
that a decided overall gain would be 
made by dropping German, Mechani- 
cal Engineering Thermodynamics, M.E. 

Checking the heating of bodied linseed oil in experimental heat transfer vat 


Laboratory and Advanced Inorganic 

We also "opened up" the curriculum 
by introducing six hours of technical 
electives which may be taken in any 
field selected by the student. This gives 
certain desirable freedom in course 
selections in the last semester of the 
senior year to allow for the develop- 
ment of special interests. 

T ARGE classes have been split into 
■*- J smaller sections and more person- 
al attention given to individuals. To do 
this meant an increase in staff, and we 
now have three senior staff members, 
one instructor, two graduate assistants 
and several part time undergraduate 
helpers. The last mentioned act mainly 
as stock room attendadnts. 

Shop facilities have been improved, 
and equipment is available for all types 
of welding, metal working machine 
tools, sheet metal fabricating tools and 
a complete wood working shop. Stu- 
dents are encouraged to do their own 
shop work when possible. For difficult 
jobs a versatile mechanic is available. 

Professional interests are not being 
overlooked. The student chapter of the 
American Institute of Engineers, which 
received its charter last year, inte- 
grates our student professional activi- 
ties and its members fraternize with 
those of similar chapters in other in- 
stitutions. The exchange of ideas and 
the resulting competition for "the 
world's hardest course" does much to 
increase undergraduate interest in their 
subject and to broaden their outlook on 
the profession. 

One of the main factors in main- 
taining a modern and active under- 
graduate school is the coexistence of a 
strong Graduate School. Although Le- 
high's Graduate School is not large, 
the quality is high. This is indicated by 
the fact that the U. S. Navy has select- 
ed Lehigh to give graduate training in 

Chemical Engineering to its specialists 
in that field. These Naval officers re- 
ceive two years of postgraduate train- 
ing, and depending on prior academ- 
ic preparation they may receive M.S. or 
Ph.D. degrees. 

After leaving Lehigh they anticipate 
acting as liaison between the Navy and 
industries manufacturing goods for 
this service. Their thesis research prob- 
lems are in line with projects of im- 
portance to the Navy, such as heat 
transfer to marine condenser tubes or 
the manufacture of ethylene glycol, of 
which the Navy uses large quantities. 

T> ESEARCH by other gradudate stu- 
•*-*- dents is usually concerned with 
problems associated with the special in- 
terests of the staff. Thus we have stu- 
dents working with Professor C. W. 
Simmons in the field of gas absorption. 
A current problem in this field is the 
study of the phenomena of drop for- 
mation in spray nozzles for spray type 
gas absorption towers. 

In another field Professor J. B. 
O'Hara's interest in reaction kinetics 
coincides nicely with Lieut. L. M. 
Reid's ethylene glycol project men- 
tioned previously. This project is ex- 
tremely interesting since it uses a fluid- 
ized ion exchange resin in the catalyst, 
thus combining a new technique and a 
new material to achieve the desired re- 

Professor D. E. Mack's extended 
work on mixing and agitation is con- 
tinuing. His current effort includes a 
study of heat transfer to highly viscous 
materials in a steam jacketed kettle, the 
factors influencing gas-liquid contact- 
ing and the effects of agitation on cry- 
stallization processes. 

With a good sized group of gradu- 
ate students (13) all doing research 
work, it is possible to use a large por- 
tion of the senior class as their assist- 
ants, and at the same time give the 
seniors credit for their "Research" 
course. This is a very desirable combin- 
ation since it helps the graduate stu- 
dent to do a more comprehensive job 
and at the same time it gives valuable 
training and experience to the seniors. 

A research project which should re- 
ceive special mention is one sponsored 
by the Heat Exchange Institute to study 
the heat transfer to condenser tubes. 

Seniors watch pressure drop through distillation column in unit operations lab 

This project, which has been in process 
for several years, is now being com- 
pleted, and the work has consisted of 
evaluating the heat transfer character- 
istics for a large number of standard 
commercial tubes. The results will be 
incorporated into design standards 
used by the Institute. 

The rather complex equipment need- 
ed to do this job will be left at the 
University so that anyone interested 
may utilize the facilities for similar 
test work. This should be of value to 
tube manufacturers who contemplate 
putting a new type of tube on the mar- 
ket or to large users of condensers such 
as power companies who are concerned 

with problems of fouling or corrosion 
of tubes. Along with such activities the 
apparatus will be used for undergrad- 
uate instruction. 

T~1HIS idea of having equipment 
■*■ available both for student and in- 
dustrial work is the current policy of 
the Division of Chemical Engineering. 
Although such equipment is more ex- 
pensive in terms of first cost, because 
of the more expensive construction ma- 
terials and because of the necessity of 
complex control instruments, we feel 
that the additional investment is well 
worthwhile, because of the double duty 
which the equipment may perform. 


/itamtii ^lub^ 

(Continued from page nine) 

Club should set the pace for other alum- 
ni groups to follow. 

David M. Petty, '09, president of the 
Lehigh Council of Class Agents, also 
spoke on the necessity of developing 
alumni spirit among undergraduates, 
and said that the annual adoption of 
the freshman class by the alumni group 
which entered the University 50 years 
ago is a definite step in the right direc- 
tion. This program has been sponsored 
by the Home Club for the past four 

George F. A. Stutz, '22, candidate 
for Alumni Association president this 
year, was also a guest of the Club, and 
congratulated local alumni for the out- 
standing work being done by its Home 
Club organization. 

Also at the head table was Henry 
Gerhard, '50, president of Alpha 
Lambda Omega, who expressed the 
appreciation of his organization for be- 
ing able to work with the Home Club 
in its various projects. The ALO repre- 
sents a group of young Allentown 
alumni and students who have formed 
their own organization to work for the 
best interests of the University. 

The Home Club's last monthly lun- 
cheon meeting for the season was held 
early in May with C. H. H. Weikel, 
manager of Commercial Research and 
Industrial Development of the Bethle- 
hem Steel Company, as the speaker. 
About 40 alumni were present and en- 
joyed his talk on the early history of 
iron production in the Bethlehem area. 
Wilbur B. Hoddinott, Jr., '36, presided 
as chairman of the meeting. 

Monmouth County 

Alumni residing in the Monmouth 
County area enjoyed the Club's annual 
outing held Saturday June 2 at the 
Lairds Distillery Grounds in Scobey- 

ville. Beer, softball, quoits and hot dogs 
were the featured attractions. 

Central Jersey 

A buffet supper and golf featured 
the spring outing of the Central Jersey 
Club Wednesday June 6 at the Hope- 
well Valley Golf Club. Arrangements 
for the meeting were made by William 
G. Bernasco, Jr., '39- 

Northern Neiv York 

Many members of the Northern New 
York Lehigh Club attended the annual 
Spring dinner meeting of the Club 
May 4 at the Edison Club in Rexford, 
N. Y. It was the Club's first attempt at 
presenting a guest speaker who did not 
represent the University. He was Dr. 
Frank L. Marting, noted pediatrician, 
who spoke on the life and career of a 

Following the talk alumni enjoyed 
a Monte Carlo party with recordings 
by the Lehigh Glee Club and band as 
the background music. The next meet- 
ing, and annual picnic, will be held in 

(Continued from page eight) 

istration of the Graduate School that 
Lehigh is predominantly an undergrad- 
uate institution and will remain so. In 
a recent report of President Whitaker 
it was stated that the graduate program 
at Lehigh will not be allowed to grow 
to the extent that it weakens the under- 
graduate colleges by demanding a dis- 
proportionate share of the services of 
more experienced faculty members. 

Other answers deal with intangibles 
which are more difficult to state and 
more difficult to weigh, but they can 
not be ignored. For instance, it is be- 
lieved by many that the opportunity for 
research and for that kind of instruc- 
tion which becomes cooperative study 
at the advanced level keeps a faculty 
intellectually alive not only for gradu- 
ate teaching but for undergraduate as 

well. It is important for undergraduates 
as well as graduate students to realize 
that method and spirit can be as im- 
portant as content in the business of 
learning, and the Graduate School does 
much to create that atmosphere at Le- 
high, even admitting as we must that 
not all the best teachers are research 
men. When this atmosphere is achieved 
on a campus it is an invaluable asset in 
attracting and holding good men for 
the teaching staff. 

IN THIS connection Lehigh's stand- 
ing in the academic world is un- 
questionably higher for having a Grad- 
uate School. We live in a prestige 
world and the academic is no different 
from any other in this respect. The 
value of a Lehigh B.A. or a B.S. de- 
pends on the standing of the Univer- 
sity as a whole, and it is believed that 
the Graduate School adds to this stand- 

Finally, it may be argued that with 
its large and capable staff Lehigh is in 
a position to offer advanced work and 
is therefore under an obligation to its 
own graduates and to the surrounding 

area to make such work available. This 
concept of regional service in higher 
education is one that has guided much 
of the development of the graduate 
program at Lehigh. 

In summary, Lehigh's Graduate 
School has, over the years, become firm- 
ly established as a vital part of the Uni- 
versity's educational program. It has 
now reached a size which is sufficient 
to give strength and stability to re- 
search and advanced study and which, 
at the same time, is consistent with Le- 
high's primary job at the undergradu- 
ate level. 

Under the effective administration 
which has been set up the future should 
see an increase in quality, rather than 
in size; and it is likely that, as various 
departments are in a position to 
strengthen staff, facilities and library 
holdings, the work of the Graduate 
School will become distributed more 
evenly over the whole University. One 
of the best assurances that Lehigh will 
maintain its position in the educational 
world is that the Graduate School is 
making its distinctive contribution to 
the whole University. 



For the first time since 1946 the 
Brown and White baseball team won 
more games than it lost. Led by Dick 
Gratton's six pitching victories and 
Rick Collin's .392 batting average the 
team won 11 games and lost seven in 
the regular season, including victories 
over Lafayette and Rutgers. On the 
southern tour prior to the start of the 
regular season the nine dropped four 
of five games. 

As reported in the May Bulletin the 
team, after winning five successive 
games dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 
verdict to Lafayette when pitcher Roy 
Neville threw a wild pitch in the ninth 
inning with a man on base. 

Following this setback the Caraway- 
coached team traveled to Delaware to 
meet the Blue Hens. The final score 
was 5-1 in Lehigh's favor, but the 
game was much closer than the score 
indicates. After scoring twice in the 
first inning the Brown and White was 
held scoreless until the ninth when 
three additional tallies crossed the 
plate. Dick Gratton in winning his 
fifth triumph helped insure the vic- 
tory by starting three double plays. 

Two days later the roof fell in on 
Lehigh as Rutgers, seeking revenge for 
a previous 14-4 lacing, pounded for 
Lehigh pitchers for 15 hits and 19 
runs while yielding only one run to 
Lehigh, a home run by Dick Gabriel 
in the third inning. 

Gratton returned to the mound in 
the next game with Swarthmore as the 
opponent, and limited the Garnet to 
six hits while his mates pounded out 
an 8-2 victory. Swarthmore took an 
early 1-0 lead, but in sixth inning 
Brown and White batters paced by 
Gabriel who hit his second home run 
in three days scored all eight runs. 

It was Gabriel again who led the 
way in the next game as Lehigh de- 
feated Muhlenberg 3-1 for its second 
victory in as many games over the 
Mules. The four base blow came in the 
third inning with two men on base, 
and provided Lehigh's margin of vic- 
tory. This was the only inning in 
which Lehigh could advance a man be- 
yond second base. 

Dick Gratton's bid for an undefeat- 

The Sports Parade 

ed season was ruined in the next en- 
counter with Villanova when the Wild- 
cats scored a 2-0 victory in a game 
called at the end of the fifth inning 
because of rain. Villanova's two runs 
were scored in the fifth frame on two 
singles and an error. 

Final game of the campaign saw 
Lehigh handing Gettysburg nine un- 
earned runs to lose 10-4. Handicapped 
by the absence of regulars Dick Gigon, 


"his pitching ivas outstanding" 

shortstop, and captain-elect Bob Borof- 
ski, rightfielder, who were taking armed 
forces examinations, the team commit- 
ted numerous errors and collapsed in 
the eighth inning with the score 4-4 
to give the Bullets six runs and the 


Leaders in Lehigh's Spring athletic 
campaign the golfers completed a most 
successful season with 13 victories in 
14 matches. Only team to defeat the 
Brown and White squad, coached by 
Bill Leckonby, was Penn State. 

In the annual invitational tourney 
sponsored by Juniata, Lehigh came in 
second to the host club. Juniata finished 

with 626 strokes while the Brown and 
White had 646. Other teams in the 
tourney included Temple, Muhlenberg, 
Rutgers, St. Joseph, St. Francis, Indi- 
ana State Teachers, Alliance, Western 
Maryland, Scranton, Albright, Gan- 
non, and Kings College. 


The track team, too, had a success- 
ful season with four victories in six 
dual meets. Since the last Bulletin the 
thin dads defeated Delaware, 80-45 ; 
Franklin and Marshall, 73-53; and 
Ursinus, 69-57. 


The Lacrosse team won only three 
of its nine matches this season. Since 
its 11-3 victory over Franklin and 
Marshall (see May Bulletin) the stick- 
men lost 5-4 to Swarthmore; 10-2 to 
Pennsylvania; defeated Stevens, 6-3, 
and lost 10-2 to Rutgers, giving the 
Scarlett the Middle Three champion- 


The netmen campaigned a .500 sea- 
son, winning six matches and losing 
six. Scores of recent matches follow: 
Upsala, 7-2 ; Temple, 4-5 ; Haverford, 
2-7; Muhlenberg, 6-3; Lafayette, 5-4, 
and Bucknell, 3-6. 

Honor Recipients 

Dick Gabriel, captain of Lehigh's 
first undefeated football team and star 
left fielder on the baseball team, was 
declared the University's outstanding 
athlete last month, and received a tro- 
phy at the annual Flagpole Day exer- 

Others honored included Mike Fili- 
pos, two time Intercollegiate Wrestling 
champion and co-captain of the 1950- 
51 mat team, who received the Home 
Club's award given annually to Le- 
high's outstanding wrestler. Following 
the presentation of awards, athletes 
who earned letters and sweaters for 
participation in fall and winter sports 
campaigns received their insignia. 





111 Park Avenue. Greenwich, Conn. 

We have heard indirectly through 
the Grossarts that Harwi is not so good 
physically, and there is some doubt if 
he will be able to make the Lehigh re- 
union this June. Let us hope, however, 
that the tide for him will turn favor- 
able again, and that we may see him 
at the reunion as of yore. 

A most interesting letter was re- 
ceived recently from H. O. Koller of 
Reading, Pa., president of the Reading 
Automobile Co., who was a devoted 
1886 man in the long, long ago, and 
we are glad to know that his heart still 
beats for Lehigh although we have not 
heard from him for these many years. 
The following is quoted directly from 
his letter. 

"Yes, I am the same fellow as at Le- 
high — I lived at the Psi U fraternity 
house on Market Street. 

"Believe it or not — but I remember 
you well and am delighted to hear from 
you. It brings back old memories of 
the happy days spent in Bethlehem and 
the walks across New Street bridge 
every morning, often with the temper- 
ature around zero, or in deep snow. 

"I cannot tell you now definitely 
whether I can join the few remaining 
classmates at the June reunion or not, 
but I would be glad to hear from you 
to know how many of our fellows are 
still in existence. I am in good health 
and on the job daily as general mana- 
ger and president of the corporation, 
with the assistance of my son, Fred, 
who was a Dartmouth man." 

Mark de Wolfe Howe, the son of our 
Doctor Mark Howe, and a Harvard law 
professor, has an article in The New 
York Times Magazine of April 8, 1951, 
entitled, "Mr. Justice Holmes and His 
Secretaries." As one of these secre- 
taries or "Sons" of Justice Holmes, 
Professor Howe speaks with authority. 

He deals with the philosophical and 
legal relationships between Justice 
Holmes and his "Sons" rather than the 

personal and social. It is a scholarly 
piece and in the Harvard tradition and, 
in substance, in Professor Howe's own 
words, "For the first time these young 
men saw their professional competence 
in perspective, and in doing so discov- 
ered those relationships between 
knowledge, character and intelligence 
which are so seldom revealed to young 
men and women in our institutions of 
higher learning. The year with Holmes 
thus served the purpose of giving edu- 
cation its largest meaning." 


1851 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, Pa. 

We received recently from Sherman 
a clipping from the Raleigh Times con- 
taining a three-column account of the 
dedication of the new $1,300,000 "Rid- 
dick Engineering Laboratory" dedicat- 
ed to our deceased classmate, W. C. 
Riddick. He was the first dean of engi- 
neering and fourth president of North 
Carolina State College. As president he 
successfully guided the college through 
the turbulent period of the first world 
war. Under his guidance the college 
made some of its greatest progress. He 
contributed tremendously to the de- 
velopment of engineering education at 
the college and in the State. 

Sherman writes that the death of his 
partner has temporarily thrust upon 
him an unanticipated load, but that he 
is reorganizing the firm so as to obtain 
relief. Why don't you retire, old fellow, 
like most of the rest of us living '90 

Pratt — president, director, and chief 
stockholder in the "Borrowed Time 
Club" of Oak Park, 111. — is still enter- 
taining the world's notables at his Oak 
Park mansion. This keeps him so busy 
that he cannot find the file in which he 
keeps the address of our class presi- 
dent, Frank duPont Thomson, as well 
as that of your correspondent, and thus 
gets himself into difficulties. Fortun- 
ately, "Bethlehem" is sufficient to get 
mail to your correspondent. 

0ku* oj tX9t 


399 McClelland Dr., Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 

The photograph and text below have 
come from Rench. 

"With the thought that surviving 
members and possibly some others may 
wish to see how time has treated a 
graduate of six decades back, I offer 
this photograph. It was taken the other 
day, at about the midpoint of my 83rd 
year, by my daughter Edna (Mrs. Ber- 
nard Douredoure). 

"My claim to posterity is the contri- 
bution I have been privileged to make 
to advancement in railway mainten- 
ance practice. It is a source of pride to 
me that 24,000 of my published books 
have gone into the hands of railway 
men over a period of a third of a cen- 
tury, which are exclusive of three edi- 
tions of Railway Engineering and Main- 
tenance Cyclopedia, through two of 
which I was managing editor. 

"I can rightly claim not only that I 
wrote assiduously about the subjects 
covered, but that I had a part in the 
making of improved standards, espe- 
cially in the handling of curve and 
switch problems. My most notable ac- 
complishment was the revision of my 
Roadway and Track so that it was 
deemed suitable for translation and 
publication in Japan early in 1950 as 
part of the Government's reorientation 

"I regret that to date no logical op- 
portunity has been afforded that would 
permit me to give due recognition to 
my alma mater for the substantial 
groundwork laid at Lehigh and the in- 
centive created by my academic studies 
which led to my adoption of railroad- 
ing as my life work." 


Sixty years out and going strong 

JUNE, 1951 



Wahkonsa Hotel, Fort Dodge, Iowa 

All the news of '9 4 that I have re- 
ceived in the past months has been of 
the type we dislike receiving, but I 
presume that when one considers that 
those of us who are still in circulation 
are approaching our SOth milestone, or 
have already passed it, such news is 
what is to be expected. 

On March 1, Ed Warner wrote me 
and reported the death of Bill Payne 
on February 12, commenting on his 
sterling character and general likable- 
ness. Now Arthur AV. Henshaw writes 
me that Ed passed on to join the great 
majority on April 12, 19 51, in his 80th 

I last saw Ed on the University cam- 
pus at our 5 5th reunion. While he was 
unable, because of his "underpinning," 
as he expressed it. to partake in our 
class exercises, he was cheerful and 
enjoying the occasion. 

Henshaw in his letter mentioned 
that Ed, who was best man at his wed- 
ding, became interested in one of the 
bridesmaids, who was Mrs. Henshaw's 
sister, and later maried her. His wife, 
two children and six grandchildren sur- 
vive him. 

I also received a letter from Shew 
Shepherd who was informed of War- 
ner's death because a letter he had 
written to Ed arrived after his passing 
and had been answered by Mrs. War- 
ner. Shep, of course, was greatly shock- 
ed. In commenting on his contact with 
Ed he said, "Ed was a splendid chap, 
a gentleman always. We were friends 
at sight back in 189 and remained so 
ever after — I shall miss his genial 
smile and cheery word." That describes 
Ed as I knew him, and Shep's summary 
will fit my memory of him. 

Shep in his letter of April 3 also 
mentioned the fact that, if he survived 
the night, he would pass his 78th mile- 
stone. As I have not heard to the con- 
trary I hereby offer my congratulations 
to him and hope he will have enough 
more passed milestones to make them 
look like a picket fence when he checks 
them up. 

As my records show, we still have 2 7 
of our original S5 graduates, which fig- 
ures almost 32%, which after 57 years 
is not too bad. 


Whitney Road, University Campus 
Storrs, Conn. 

I am writing this about the first of 
May from Long Island where I have 
been spending some time. As I have 
nothing at hand pertaining directly to 

'9 5 or Lehigh affairs, I will make some 
observations in regard to a recent trip 
to Bethlehem. 

At the invitation of Professor Eney, 
the head of the civil engineering de- 
partment and director of the Fritz En- 
gineering Laboratory, I journeyed by 
train from New York up to Bethlehem 
on April 16 and attended a symposium 
of the senior civils, a group of about 
fifty. I talked to them on the "Evolu- 
tion of the Art and Science of Bridge- 
building and Present Day Practices." 

I agree with the statement that of 
all the structures created by the hand 
of man, the great bridges, with their 
functional purpose so evident, the sim- 
plicity of their general lines and the 
harmony of their proportions, make an 
appeal to man's imagination and aes- 
thetic sense beyond that of any other 
structures. From this you can see that 
I was dealing with a subject matter 
close to my heart. The boys exhibited 
a keen interest in both the history and 
traditions of bridgebuilding and in the 
methods and procedures of today. 

Before the talk I sat in on their 
meeting, at which were present mem- 
bers of the teaching staff, but which 
was presided over by a student. They 
discussed various projects and general 
problems all in a very businesslike and 
democratic way. I could not help but 
recall the times of over 5 years ago 
when we sat in this same lecture room 
(102 Packer Hall) and waited for the 
great Merriman to come out from his 
inner sanctum and take over, with all 
expected to be at attention or "else." 
We lived under a benevolent dictator- 
ship and sometimes not so very "bene- 
volent." Possibly the trouble was with- 
in ourselves and today's students, in 
spite of much that is said to the con- 
trary, are traveling on a more even 
keel. I seemed to feel, however, that 
the spirit of Merriman, the giant of his 
day, still hovered over the place and 
that the work of the department was 
being carried on, perhaps unconscious- 
ly, retaining the best traditions of that 
day, but supplemented manyfold by 
the advantage of better equipment and 
the advance in knowledge both in the 
field of theory and research. 

After the meeting Professor Eney 
showed me through the department. I 
saw some interesting apparatus for 
finding mechanically the stresses in 
statically indeterminate structures, and 
also their soils laboratory, which has 
been installed in the basement of Pack- 
er Hall, with all the modern equipment 
and methods employed in this field of 
engineering investigation. Then down 
to Fritz Laboratory where I observed 
their procedure in some interesting re- 
search problems in steel, concrete and 
hydraulics, including the model of a 

dam where they were investigating 
certain vibrational effects in connection 
with the spillway, the results of which 
would either verify or disprove certain 
assumptions for the engineers now en- 
gaged in the design of the prototype. 
They have the equipment and the tal- 
ent for both teaching and research — 
seemingly a good setup for their high 
grade course in civil engineering. 

Their equipment is of course much 
in contrast to the laboratory equipment 
of our day (which, however, was as 
good as the other engineering schools 
of that day). 

From my observations I would say 
that had we been confronted at that 
time with the requirements of the pres- 
ent C.E. course, we would have had to 
put in considerably more study than 
many of us did. 

After this inspection the day was 
over and I did not have an opportunity 
to get in touch with several in Bethle- 
hem I had hoped to see, or even get to 
pay my respects at the alumni office. 


269 Leonia Avenue, Leonia, N. J. 

On Friday last, I received notice that 
this contribution was due on the 10th. 
Furthermore, I was informed that the 
June issue, for which these words are 
intended, would not be mailed until 14 
June. Hence, any "Come-back-to-the- 
Campus-for-Reunion" pleas would be 
much too late to serve any purpose. 
You will thus find no such urges here- 
in contained; in fact, I fear you won't 
find much of anything unless certain 
matter I have sent in previously is in- 

The matter referred to consists of a 
letter from a classmate not often heard 
from: Jack Sesser. I think Jack has 
written only once before since I started 
to write this column; and that was a 
good many years ago. Here's the letter: 

"816 Alhambra Road 
Alhambra, Calif. 
"If you will refer to the '96 year 
book you will see that I am reaching 
the age when all should begin to put 
their 'house in order.' In as much as I 
have no relatives living I've been going 
through many of my 'old papers' and 
destroying them. In these trying times 
no one is interested very much in the 
life of the other fellow or his past ac- 
tions. . . . 

"I had an odd experience in 1900. I 
had just landed at Honolulu to accept 
a position as engineer for the Oloa 
Sugar Co. on the Island of Hilo. After 
we (my bride and I) had landed we 
found we were in the midst of a 'Black 
Plague' epidemic — people were drop- 



ping dead on the streets, homes were 
being burned and all business was at a 
standstill — and whom did I meet on 
the street there but Vic Johnson — think 
he was in the class of '9 5. So you see 
some Lehigh men do 'get about.' 

"As for me personally, I am doing 
okay. When Dave Hall showed me the 
class picture of '96 at the 1950 reunion 
I said 'Well Avars and myself still have 
our hair on our heads even if there is 
not a great deal under it.' 

"Hope you have found this letter of 
interest. Cordially, Jack Sesser." 

So far I have not found anybody to 
accompany me on the drive to Bethle- 
hem unless Teece Yates would like to 
go, as he did last year. From which 
you can guess that it is my present in- 
tention to be there, if only for the 
Back-Every-Year dinner. Both Mrs. 
Ayars and I have managed to get 
through attacks of this wretched "vi- 
rus flu" but neither of us is really 100 
per cent recovered. We have been hav- 
ing several days of really fine spring 
weather and my lawn and garden are 
thriving. This garden is now practical- 
ly a "self-starting" one, and keeps us 
in flowers from early crocus to late 
chrysanthemum. Most of it is composed 
of hardy annuals, biennials and peren- 
nials and they need little attention be- 
yond weeding, fertilizing and occasion- 
al separation when they get too crowd- 
ed. Many of the most attractive plants 
are wild ones; some volunteers and 
some I brought in from the nearby Jer- 
sey meadows. They include a wide var- 
iety of ferns, the small and dainty wild 
iris, both white and yellow daisies, 
Michaelmas daisies, a fine display of 
Jack-in-the-pulpit and a large bed of 
lily-of-the-valley. This of course has 
long been cultivated; but it is listed as 
a wild plant in several books. There are 
also many thriving clumps of one of 
the many day-lilies; found them grow- 
ing wild in the meadows. I was quite 
amused when one of the big and very 
expensive seedsman-florists sent me a 
special catalogue of day lilies, illustrat- 
ed in full color. One was exactly like 
those I had got down in the meadows; 
and it was listed at 50£ per plant. Mine 
grow and multiply rapidly by spread- 
ing from the roots; but they make no 
seeds. However the catalogues list 
many as hybrids, so some of them must 
be fertile. Mine seem to be sterile hy- 
brids; properly, mules! I recall as a 
small boy finding at my grandmother's 
a book about canaries, and it men- 
tioned the "mule" canary. But all my 
efforts to get any adult in the family to 
explain to me how a canary could be 
also a mule were entirely in vain. It 
reminds me of the time I asked a school 
teacher the difference between a bull 
and an ox. She hemmed and hawed for 

several moments and then replied: 
"That is a very improper question to 
ask; you might as well ask me what is 
the difference between a boy and a 

Some years ago I asked in this col- 
umn if any reader could tell me the 
date of a picture that hangs over my 
desk — and has hung there for many 
years. It is what used to be called a 
"birds' eye" view, because there were 
no airplanes in those happy days. The 
old faculty residences are there; the 
Packard lab is not; Drown Hall is 
there, also the dorms back of it; there 
is apparently one fraternity house on 
the campus. Christmas and Saucon 
Halls are there as in our day, likewise 
the athletic field, the library and the 
little old observatory. I think I got 
this picture while I was teaching in 
Penn State, between 1905 and 1910. 
With its frame it measures 19i" x 
42 J"; frame is 2" wide. One funny old 
automobile is shown on Packer Ave- 
nue, and several sporty horse-drawn 

Mrs. Siegel, Joe's wife, tells me that 
several men have written to Joe since 
I gave his present address and that Joe 
was delighted. He cannot himself re- 
ply but don't let that hold you back. 
Hookie Baldwin is also delighted to 
hear from you. Better write Joe at his 
New York residence, 180 W. 58th St., 
New York City 19; Hookie, 1362 Union 
St., Schenectady 8, N. Y. My own ad- 
dress is well known to all of you; how 
about writing me once in a while? 

(21*4* ^ tX9X 


30 Wall Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 

As class agent for '98, I have just 
finished a letter reporting on 1898's 
standing in the Alumni Fund campaign 
and sent it to Sam Harleman for trans- 
mission to the class. This term "class 
agent" always reminds me of the old 
"Dime Novels" which I read as a boy — 
about 1888 or '89. Do you remember 
old Cap Collier, Nick Carter and all the 
other sterling characters who battled 
with the "Road Agents," as the ban- 
dits, train robbers and highwaymen 
were called in those days? Well! You 
probably get the idea. There is con- 
sternation in Philadelphia, Pa., espe- 
cially among the seals in the Philadel- 
phia Zoological Gardens. Edwin (Ed) 
H. Kiehl has shaken the dust of Phila- 
delphia from his feet and moved lock, 
stock and barrel to 725 N. Thornton 
St., Orlando, Fla., where he will be 
glad to see all his friends as well as, 
or rather especially, any beautiful 
blondes (so he says) who evince an in- 
terest in his new residence. 

Frank N. Kneas, still engaged in ac- 

tive practice as a consulting engineer 
in Philadelphia, has promised that he 
will send me some information about 
himself for use in our class letter. 

After the opening of the trout sea- 
son, I sent Daggett several newspaper 
pictures showing the heavy concentra- 
tion of opening day fishermen (dis- 
tinctly NOT anglers) on the Musconet- 
cong River, New Jersey. "Roots," in 
his acknowledgment, said that in days 
past he had fished in several New Jer- 
sey streams but had never seen such 
crowds as pictured now. 

By the time you read this, the an- 
nual Bach Festival, held in the Packer 
Memorial Chapel each May, will be a 
thing of the past. Our classmate, How- 
ard Wiegner, a charter member of the 
choir, sang with them again this year. 
The campus never looks more beauti- 
ful than at Bach Festival time and is 
an added inspiration to the hundreds 
of music lovers who attend each year. 

I distinctly remember the first Bach 
Festival given in Bethlehem, more than 
50 years ago. With many others I sat 
on the lawn outside of Central Mora- 
vian church and listened to the sing- 
ing of Dr. Wolle's Bach Choir. The mu- 
sic, which to me and many others was 
merely noise, was to music lovers an 
epoch-making event. Many years 
passed before I took an interest in the 
annual festival, but the old Moravian 
Chorales which have always been sung 
in the Moravian church, and two daugh- 
ters greatly interested in music, espe- 
cially that of Bach, finally educated 
me to a certain degree of appreciation 
and I now attend each festival with 

You would enjoy attending the an- 
nual Festival, hearing the inspiring 
music, seeing the people and the cam- 
pus, and being part of the audience. 
Seats in the chapel are always reserved 
far in advance, and by reason of the 
demand for seats the Festival has been 
repeated one week after the first per- 
formance for several years past. Scar- 
city of seats in the chapel need not pre- 
vent one from hearing the Choir, for 
the music is faithfully reproduced in 
the auditorium of Packard Lab by 
means of a high fidelity sound system 
engineered some years ago by L.U.'s 
electrical department. Come to Bethle- 
hem for the '5 2 Festival; it will be a 
pleasure to show you around. 

(ZIcua tf fX99 


43 Wall Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 

A. P. Steckel was in town a few days 
ago, although I did not see him. He 
wrote me that he was planning to be 
back for the alumni doings in June. 

C. F. Carman is laying plans to be 

JUNE, 1951 



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back at that time and hopes to bring 
G. A. Home with him. 

I have had several letters from J. H. 
Klinck, who lives in Tampa, Fla., large- 
ly in connection with some citrus fruit 
he sent me from Florida. He called the 
first shipment, consisting of grapefruit, 
oranges, lemons and several addition- 
al varieties, "a salvo of citrus bombs." 

I wrote such an enthusiastic letter 
of appreciation that he sent a "repeat 
salvo." He is well and doing a lot of 
"heavy looking on." In other words, he 
is enjoying his retirement. 

There is no other class news at the 
present time. 

^w<t oj ?902 


P. 0. Box 973, Atlanta 1, Ga. 

Your Correspondent was delighted 
to hear from our good friend, W. Frank 
Roberts who, as you probably know, 
now can be located at 802 Keyser 
Bldg., Baltimore, Md. 

Roberts seems to be enjoying life, 
and we are proud to know that on 
April 25 he was awarded the Annual 
L-in-Life Cup. You just can't hold a 
good man down! — and we were very 
happy to hear from Frank. 

In the same mail your correspondent 
also received a very interesting letter 
from Bob Jarecki. Bob is taking life 
mighty easy these days and together 
with his charming wife is now enroute 
to Italy and will come back by way of 
Switzerland and Southern France. 
What a life, fellows! What a life! It 
tempts one to give up this struggle for 
existence and bask in the sunshine of 
prosperous ease. 

Your correspondent has been rais- 
ing cain with you gentlemen individ- 
ually and collectively for "dope" to 
put in the Bulletin, and I want to 
thank you for the fine cooperation that 
you gave me. It has just occurred to 
me, however, that while holding your 
feet to the fire I failed to give you a 
line on my own activities. 

Since 1902, I have lived through a 
series of events of which the following 
is a rough sketch: 

The five years intervening between 
1902 and 1907 were spent in Foreign 
Service. 1907 starts my professional 
life as a structural engineer. The im- 
petus which gave this direction was my 
falling in love with Regina Gertrude 
Carr of Virginia (if you please, Sub.!), 
and in order that you Damyankees 
might get some conception of what it 
means to be a Virginian, I will illus- 
trate with the following little incident 
which you can put in your pipes and 

It is said that a man was traveling 

with his little son, and one morning at 
breakfast, during the conversation 
with another traveler seated across the 
breakfast table, the little boy inquired, 
"Mr. So-and-So, where are you from?" 
Whereupon his father shook his finger 
and stopped the youngster with the ad- 
monition never to ask a man where he 
is from because if he is from Virginia 
he will tell you in the first two minutes 
of the conversation — but if he is not 
from Virginia, then for God's sake save 
him the humiliation of being obliged to 
admit it! 

And so I carried on with the usual 
run of joys and sorrows and family 
happiness, during which I acquired two 
sons, three daughters, and up to this 
time eighteen grandchildren, in the 
meantime absorbing so much of this 
southern atmosphere I count myself a 
southerner by adoption, with a feeling 
of deep sympathy for those of you de- 
nied this same privilege. 

Life has not always been a contin- 
uous joy and pleasure; like most of us, 
were we to relive the past, mistakes 
due to inexperience, ignorance, or any 
other cause might have been avoided. 

I feel a great satisfaction, however, 
that as a designing engineer with sev- 
eral large engineering organisms I was 
largely instrumental in the design and 
construction of many important struc- 
tures, among others the St. John's Riv- 
er Bridge and Flint River Bridge. 

Harking back to my days at Lehigh, 
you will perhaps recall that the class 
honored me with many favors, such as 
being elected president of the Engi- 
neering Society, leader of the College 
Orchestra, Class Prophet, and other 
honors to which I always reacted with 
a feeling of inadequacy. Then came 
selection to Tau Beta Pi, appointment 
by the faculty as coach in German, 
French, mathematics and other similar 

One often recalls those wonderful 
days: beer at Carl Rennig's, the mar- 
velous oratory of Professor Stewart, 
his eulogies and sarcasms that hit 
many of us right between the eyes. 
There was old "Trite" Thomas, kneel- 
ing devoutly at Chapel while some of 
you irreverent mugs, with bowed heads, 
were reading a paper or boning for a 

I will never forget the freshman 
"rush" with Parsons and Dumas, tears 
running down their cheeks, exhorting 
us poor devils to greater effort in push- 
ing back the hated sophs. Fellows, 
these memories stir emotions in me 
and I live through them in retrospect. 

I expect this is about enough along 
that line, but before closing I want to 
touch on a subject about which we 
must start thinking and on which I 
will dwell many times in future 

months, and that is the approach of 
our class reunion in '52. 

Time is gradually taking its toll and 
the few of us who remain must main- 
tain even closer personal ties and take 
advantage of this opportunity to press 
the hand of affectionate fellowship, so 
let us plan the trip far in advance. 

This is all for today, but more is 
coming soon. Until then, Vale! 

(2bu4 *4 t<?04 


102S West Market St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Again a group of the Noted Class of 
1904 will meet for our 47th reunion on 
June 1G to hash over the old days of 
fraternalism on the University campus 
as we left it 47 years ago. It would be 
well for every one of us to have the 
events and pranks of those days firmly 
planted in our minds and supplement 
them with documentary evidence, such 
as was required of General MacArthur, 
as I have before me while writing this 
the Brown and White issues covering 
our four years at the University. By 
the way, speaking of General MacAr- 
thur I note that he played left field for 
the Army in the Army-Lehigh game on 
May 11, 1901, when we visited West 
Point. His record shows one hit, one 
stolen base and one error, but I still 
don't recall his face. Also Admiral 
Halsey was fullback on the Navy team 
which we played at Annapolis October 
18, 1902, and while the game ended in 
a battle royal prize fight, I am not sure 
that he was one of those whom I hit. 
It may have been that he was one of 
those Navy men who hit me. There 
were only IS of us Lehigh men op- 
posed by the Navy team augmented by 
the whole Academy from the stands. 
However, the officers of the institution 
seemed to be on our side. They quickly 
dispersed the Middies, we returned 
safely to Bethlehem, and the score of 
the game remained 5 to 5. No verdict 
of the battle was ever rendered. It just 
passed as an episode enjoyed by all 
participants. You may wonder why I 
referred in the first line to the class as 
a notable one. The reason is printed in 
the Brown and White of February 20, 
1901 as follows: "Now that the class of 
1904 have passed from the profanely 
fresh state and have become simply 
freshmen, we feel that we may with 
safety bestow a little well merited praise 
on them for introducing basketball into 
athletics at Lehigh. So let the upper 
classes for once follow where they 
should have led and work to make bas- 
ketball a fixture at the University, and 
don't forget to give the Freshman Class 
of 1904 the credit in the end." (Sounds 
a lot like Abe Lincoln's Gettysburg 
Address.) This was written after the 


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first game ever played at Lehigh and 
was Class of 19 04 L.U. vs. Nativity of 
Bethlehem, January S, 1901. No ad- 
mission was charged and the game 
was won by '04, the score .3 7 to 5. 
When the third game was played our 
genial redhead, Parke Hutchinson, the 
manager, decided to cash in on a 15- 
cent admission. 

Word from Bill Cram, 231 W. Paces 
Ferry Rd., Atlanta, Ga., who will be 
here to see his son graduate in June. 

Letter from Mac MacFarlane, presi- 
dent of Minneapolis-Moline Co., Min- 
neapolis, which company has just taken 
over the B. F. Avery Co. of Louisville, 
Ky. Mac informs me that he and his 
wife spent some time in Nassau in the 
Bahamas, then West Palm Beach and 
motored back by easy stages to Minne- 
apolis, only to be greeted by a blizzard 
and an all-time record snowfall. He 
had contacted Abe Borowsky, president 
of the George Garrett Co., D & Tioga 
Sts., Philadelphia, who was spending 
the winter at the Roney Plaza at Miami 
Beach, Fla. 

Have contacted all the local mem- 
bers of the class — Clint Bloss, Herman 
Coleman, Mike Jones, Horace Cleave- 
lund, George Desh, Herb Hartzog and 
Parke Hutchinson — within the past 

Jesse Underwood states that he will 
be unable to be here in June, as he 
would like to be, and that he enjoyed 
reading how Doc Bonner was finally 
smoked out of hibernation. 

Moose McCormick can't be with us in 
June, as he is busy with Housing, but 
sends his bestest to all assembled. 

Pete Pfahler says his chances of re- 
turning this time are all agin it. (Rem- 
iniscent of Cal Coolidge.) 

Harry Edmonds says illness of wife 
will prevent his return for the 4 7th. 

Ollie Haller also has illness in the 
family and will spend the summer at 
his home on Lake Erie for the con- 
valescing period. 

Lester Bernstein is in the Graduate 
Hospital, 19th & Lombard Sts., Phila- 
delphia, slowly recovering from a heart 
ailment. Lester's home is in Los An- 
geles, Calif. We want Lester to know 
we are all pulling for him to win. 

Gordon Brandes has a planned trip 
coming up in June which prevents his 
being here for the festivities. So ends 
the news for a dull time of the year. 

<#W oj t905 


1322 Myrtle St., Scranton, Pa. 

You have all'received the letter dat- 
ed April 30 from Bill Estes in which 
he told you that he and Nick Funk are 
planning a class book for our 50th 
year reunion. In it he asked for a 

thumbnail sketch of your career, inter- 
esting anecdotes, your present job, how 
many wives and children, old college 
or reunion pictures, etc. They want to 
make this brochure a really first-rate 
biography of the class, so please make 
an effort to give Bill all the data you 
can, and do it now. 

Bill is also plugging for a get-togeth- 
er every year at reunion time, so keep 
in mind the fact that we want you back 
next June. 

The current issue of the Florida En- 
gineer, published by the students of 
the University of Florida, carried this 
article about John Dent. It is certainly 
a fine record for a teacher to have and 
we are all proud of him. 

"The mechanical engineering depart- 
ment is fortunate indeed to have a man 
of the calibre of Prof. John A. Dent. 
Professor Dent is known not only by 
his familiar green eyeshade and keen 
sense of humor, but for his common 
sense approach to the complex prob- 
lems of engineering. 

"It was Florida's sunshine and fine 
weather that brought Professor Dent 
here to recover from a severe attack of 
pneumonia. He came to us from the 
University of Pittsburgh where he was 
head of the mechanical engineering de- 
partment from 1928 until 1940. In 
19 40 he retired as department head 
but continued as a professor until 

"Professor Dent is a native of 
Pennsylvania. He was born at Brook- 
land in 188 5, graduated from West- 
ern High School, Washington, D. C., 
in 19 01, and Lehigh University in 
1905. He has had a variety of inter- 
esting experiences in the engineering 
profession, beginning as a cub engi- 
neer at Bethlehem Steel Co., where 
he worked for two years, then con- 
tinuing in a like capacity with the 
New York Transit Co., a pipeline sub- 
sidiary of Standard Oil Co., with 
headquarters at Binghamton, until 

"It was at this point that his teach- 
ing career began; he joined the fac- 
ulty at the University of Illinois, re- 
maining there until the outbreak of 
World War I. In the Aircraft Arma- 
ment Section of the A.E.F., with head- 
quarters at Paris, Professor Dent was 
the first in the U. S. Army to do work 
with aerial bombs. September 1919 
saw Captain John A. Dent, U. S. Army 
Ordnance Department, returning to 
his first love, the engineering school 
(Professor Dent is a bachelor). At 
this time he joined the faculty of the 
University of Kansas. He was promot- 
ed to associate professor in 1920 and to 
a full professorship in 1926. The Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh gained his serv- 
ices in 1928 where he was head of 

the mechanical engineering depart- 
ment and remained until 1946 when 
he came to Florida. 

"In addition to all these accom- 
plishments, Professor Dent is the co- 
author, with A. C. Harper, of Kine- 
matics and Kinetics of Machinery, 
and with F. M. Flanigan and J. H. 
Smith, wrote the Kinematics text now 
used at Florida. He has also pub- 
lished several technical articles and 
has spent several summers working 
in the turbine design department of 
Westinghouse Electric Mfg. Co. at 
South Philadelphia. 

"He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, 
Sigma Tau, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi, 
Triangle (the engineering fraternity), 
American Society of Mechanical Engi- 
neers, American Society for Engineer- 
ing Education, and the American Asso- 
ciation of University Professors. 

"Engineering students never cease 
to marvel at Professor Dent's ability to 
outstrip the fastest slide rule with his 
rapid-fire mental calculations, nor to 
appreciate his genuine interest in their 
collective and individual problems." 

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1528 Greenmount Ave. 
Dormont, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Here is a narrative that may explain 
just why Circuit Court Judge William 
H. Grimball, of Charleston, S. C, did 
not attend the 45-year reunion of the 
class of 1906. Judge Grimball was the 
youngest in age in the class and one of 
the brightest and liveliest. When 
pranks were being played in college 
days "Willie," as we called him, never 
was among those missing the fun. But 
here is a letter that tells his story: — 

"Just a line to tell you that there is 
nothing in the world that would bring 
me so much pleasure and happiness as 
to attend the 45-year reunion of the 
class of 1906. 

"The 'powers that be,' however, have 
ruled otherwise. For my schedule of 
courts requires me to preside over two 
weeks of criminal court the first two 
weeks in June here in Charleston, S. 
C, and while my classmates, whom I 
have thought of many, many times 
during the years since 1906, are again 
meeting in South Bethlehem I shall 
have to be sitting in judgment in the 
June heat of Charleston meting out 
justice to a large number of no-count 
scoundrels who are now sitting in the 
jail house waiting for that court to 
open its doors. 

"Why, I ask, are there so many 
criminals to spoil this beautiful world 
which God has given us to live in?" 

In a recent issue of the Charleston 
Evening Post of Charleston, S. C, 

JUNE, 1951 


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No more hot robes or operating rooms after retirement 

there appeared an interesting sketch 
on the work and travels of a circuit 
court judge iii South Carolina. It was 
titled Circuit Court Judges Can Sleep 
Anywhere. The article follows in part' 

"Dealing out a death sentence is noi; 
the only unpleasant part of the life of 
a South Carolina Circuit Court judge. 

"Judge William H. Grimhall, presid- 
ing jurist of the fourteenth circuit, can 
tell you that finding a place to lay his 
head can be an onerous chore. 

"During 2 4 years of swinging around 
South Carolina to attend to his court 
duties, Judge Grimball has slept in 
every kind of a room from the best 
the state's best hotels have to offer to 
a converted hospital operating room. 

"By the end of 1951 Judge Grimball, 
named to the bench in 1926, will have 
toured the fourteen circuits four and 
one-half times. A railroad time table 
and a map of South Carolina are as 
much at home in his pocket as a hand- 
kerchief is in yours or mine. He pulls 
out a map and traces the state to show 
where 'there isn't a semblance of a 
hotel or anything you could hardly call 
a hotel.' He likes to recall his experi- 
ence many years ago when he arrived 
in a small town late at night on his first 
visit. It was Sunday. He was to open 
court the following morning. He was 
sleepy and tired from a 200-mile ride 
on a local train. He was covered with 
cinders from the smokestack of the 
laboring little locomotive. 

"Trudging over the main street he 
pulled up at a small brick building 
with a 'Room for Rent' sign dangling 
over the door. After considerable rap- 
ping he aroused the manager and was 
shown to a second floor room. He de- 

cided to take a bath but there was no 
hot water. He tumbled into bed with 
scarcely a look at the room. At 8 o'clock 
next morning he opened his eyes in the 
terrific glare of the sun coming- 
through many windows and saw hang- 
ing from the ceiling above him all 
sorts of lights. He had taken his night's 
rest in a former hospital and was sleep- 
ing in the operating room. With almost 
painful effort he managed to shave in 
the cold water and head for the court- 

"Judge Grimball estimates that he 
has spent 12 of the nearly 2 5 years on 
the bench away from his native 
Charleston, living mainly in shabby 
hotels and boarding houses. 

" 'I'll tell you this' says Judge Grim- 
ball, 'the food in the small towns is 
wonderful, but I am always glad to get 
back to Charleston dishes and our sea 

"In a quarter of a century the judge 
has seen vast improvements in the 
roads of South Carolina. In early days 
he traveled almost exclusively by 
train; now he travels mostly by auto- 
mobile and bus. Probably no Charles- 
tonian has traveled as many miles 
within the triangular-shaped South 
Carolina or knows more lawyers or 
other citizens. 

"Like the other 14 jurists Judge 
Grimball sits in his home county every 
June term of circuit court. 

" 'Man, it is always hotter than you 
know what,' says Judge Grimball, 'in 
our courtroom,' where he must swelter 
in a heavy black robe. 

"Judge Grimball is sold on the ro- 
tating system used for judges in South 
Carolina's courts. Any possible influ- 

ence on a judge is eliminated when a 
judge sits in different counties con- 
stantly. The system certainly provides 
for better justice. 

"Judge Grimball ranks as one of the 
state's most popular jurists. He is 6 4 
years of age and has eight more years 
on the bench before reaching the com- 
pulsory retirement age of 72. When he 
retires the judge receives retirement 
pay and is not allowed to practice law." 

And there is where the spirit of 
Judge Grimball, "Willie" of the Class 
of 1906, asserts itself again, for says 
he, "When I'm through working it's 
going to be all play for me." 

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7 Brookside Ave., Greenfield, Mass. 

On March 30 Ira Wheeler and Mrs. 
Wheeler sailed from New York harbor 
on the Grace Line boat, Santa Paula, 
for a delightful, 12-day cruise to upper 
South American waters and countries. 

The first stop was at Curacao in the 
Dutch West Indies. There is a huge oil 
refinery there where oil from the Ven- 
ezuelan wells is refined. Curacao is also 
a "free port" with opportunity for 
many inexpensive purchases, but not 
of articles from the U. S. 

They then went on to La Guira, the 
seaport for Caracas, capital of Vene- 
zuela. Here they took an automobile 
trip, up 3,000 feet into the mountains, 
and spent a day and a night at the new 
Hotel Avila. From there they motored 
160 miles to a seaport called Cabello 
where they stayed two nights and a 
day. It was at this port that they re- 
gained their ship, which had moved 
around from Caracas. After a brief 
stop at Carthagena in Colombia they 
returned to New York City. 

Ira says that neither he nor Mrs. 
Wheeler was seasick, that they were 
"good sailors," but that a lot of pas- 
sengers didn't do so well. 

A marriage announcement! On April 
14, John Loose was married to Aimee 
Haydock Collier in New York City's 
Little Church Around the Corner. 
John's first wife died some time ago. 

Best of wishes from '07! Trust Mrs. 
Loose will be with you at our 45th! 


1275 Daly Ave., Bethlehem, Pa. 

First, let me state that the picture 
taken from Galbraith's (1911 corres- 
pondent) Kodak album, and shown in 
the April Bulletin, is very good and 
well remembered by the members of 
the class of '09, but the identification 
of the people in the picture is very bad- 
ly garbled. By competent authority the 

JUNE, 1951 


subjects are, reading from left to right: 
Bechtel, Turner, Heller, Petty, Scheal- 
er, Harvey, Gruber, Rick, all '0 9, and 

Peterman, '11. This is a duplicate of a 
picture Ben Campbell loaned me from 
his album, and '0 9 is very familiar with 
both the names and the circumstances. 

We are very glad to tell you more 
about Alfred S. Osbourne's (Al to us) 

election as president of the Union 
Barge Line Corporation. He succeeds 
Mr. Alex W. Dann and Mr. Dann be- 
comes chairman of the board of direc- 
tors. As we all know, Al has been run- 
ning the Union Barge Line Corp. for 
some time and we are very glad this 
recognition has come to him. In addi- 
tion to his duties as president of the 
Union Barge Line, he is currently serv- 
ing as a director of the Pittsburgh 
Branch, Military Transportation Asso- 
ciation, and is a member of the Army 
Ordnance Association, the American 
Waterways Operators, the Pittsburgh 
Coal Exchange, the Traffic Club of 
Pittsburgh, the Traffic and Transpor- 
tation Club of Pittsburgh, the Propel- 
ler Club, the Pittsburgh Chamber of 
Commerce, the Duquesne Club and St. 
Clair Country Club. He is also presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees of the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church of 
Upper St. Clair. From this you can all 
readily understand that he is a busy 
man, and that is one of the reasons why 
he was elected an alumnus trustee of . 
Lehigh University. 

I am very glad to say that the Alum- 
ni Fund donations from the class of 
'09 have been coming in very nicely, 
and I hope that those who have not yet 
responded to the urge will get their 
donation in before June 3 so as to be 
counted in this year's figures. Don't 
forget your gift to Lehigh is a vote of 
confidence in the administration, espe- 
cially Dr. Whitaker, and I am sure '09 


Aboard ship for South America 

wants to be recorded as 100% Lehigh 
and for Dr. Whitaker. 

I had a note from Johnny Shultz 
when I returned from Arizona, and 
found I had been near his son located at 
Los Alamos, New Mexico. He is a cap- 
tain in the Army, West Point '43. His 
son Dick, Lehigh '50, is at Scranton, 
Pa. Glad to hear his sons are doing 
well, but he failed to mention grand- 
children. You know, most of us are 
now carrying pictures of our grandchil- 

No one has yet identified the dis- 
tinguished looking man whose picture 
graced our column in April. Of course, 
there are a few who know first-hand 
all about it. 

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Franklin and Marshall College 
Lancaster, Pa. 

By the time this issue of the Bulle- 
tin is delivered you will either be on 
your way to Bethlehem for our forty- 
first year get-together (we are saving 
the word "reunion" for the forty-fifth 
in 1955) or you will be regretting that 
you are not with us. Everyone who had 
any connection with the great class of 
1910 has received a letter from "Peter" 
Balinson, countersigned by "yours 
truly," about our plans for the alumni 
weekend. From letters already re- 
ceived, it promises to be another grand 

Quoting from a letter from Frank 
C. Heard, 99 Rumsey Road, Yonkers 
5, N. Y.: 

"My hat is still off for both George 
Bahnson and yourself for the great, 
grand and glorious job you engineered 
last year at our 'fortieth.' Gads, I sure 
had a swell time from that Friday af- 
ternoon when I was again with mem- 
bers of the old guard, till I motored 
back this way on Sunday with Eddie 
Dailey! It was as if years of dross 
were raked and shovelled about, and 
in all that stuff there stood the pearls 
and diamonds of the days when we 
were all young, free and 'rarin' to go. 
The jewels of memory were as bright 
as they sparkled originally in the col- 
lege years. 

"And that November afternoon that 
I spent in Easton in 1950 was another 
bright spot in the drab (?) existence of 
this sinner. Was down there with 'Zip' 
in the fall of 19 48, which was a pleas- 
ant time also. May the remaining No- 
vembers have some more such days for 
all of us! 

"As to this June, I have willful in- 
tentions of being on hand, and will 
need no entertainment committee to 
see that I have a fine time. Might at- 

tend the University Finance Committee 

"Just an old man with young ideas 
and, as ever, I am proud to be counted 
as a 'Ten'." 

A note from Hysler Zane, 18 North- 
field Ave., West Orange, N. J.: 

"Just to advise you that Curt Tres- 
sler and self will be on hand for our 
forty-first anniversary. 

"I'll wager that between thirty and 
thirty-five will be on hand. So get go- 
ing. It's later than you think. Be see- 
ing you there." 

A letter from Mrs. Edward F. Lar- 
kin, 330 Webber PI., Elmira, N. Y., ad- 
dressed to Carvill Gorman, was for- 
warded to us. It reads in part: 

"My husband, Edward F. Larkin, 

died suddenly of a heart attack in 
1934. We had four small children and 
it has been a very uphill task to raise 
them, but they all did well and have 
been a great joy to me. My daughter is 
married and living here in Elmira. 
Robert worked his way through Penn 
State, and was graduated with a degree 
in Electrical Engineering. Thanks to 
Uncle Sam and the Signal Corps — he 
was in the Service nearly five years — 
he also had time at Yale, Harvard and 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
(radar study). He is now doing re- 
search for General Electric Corp. at 
Syracuse. He only recently returned 
from White Sands, N. M., after demon- 
strating and selling for General Elec- 
tric to Douglas Aircraft, one of his 

"Edward, Jr. was killed in Germany 
while in service in 19 45. He had work- 
ed his way through Rochester Univer- 
sity, majoring in accounting. He had 
a nice job at Eastman when he enlist- 
ed in the Air Corps, where he was a 
navigator on a B-17. 

"Bernard, the youngest, was injured 
in Germany while in our Air Force. He 
is here in Elmira working in the auto 
parts department of Chrysler-Plymouth 
garage. Wears a brace all the time. 

"Trust you will excuse this personal 
stuff in answer to your alumni 1910 
letter, but I hope it may be of some 
interest to some of Ed's classmates." 

Earle C. Smith, 1408 S. 51st St., 
Philadelphia 43, Pa., writes: 

"Was glad to get your letter and to 
hear that life has been good to you 
and your family. 

"Sorry I missed the fortieth reunion, 
as I would have enjoyed seeing so 
many of our class. 

"In June 19 48 I retired from my 
work with the U. S. Bureau of Re- 
clamation after spending some 20 
years in isolated spots, such as Boulder 
(Hoover) Dam, Shasta Dam, near Red- 



ding, and Friant-Kern Canal, near 
Fresno, Calif. 

"My wife has passed on; my only 
child, a daughter, is still in the WAC's 
as a warrant officer, so realizing, as the 
song goes, 'It's later than you think,' 
I have had a chance to see my brothers 
and sisters who live in the Philadel- 
phia area. 

"I did get to see the last football 
game at Easton, which proved to be a 
really satisfying one. This was the first 
since 1925. I expect to spend some 
time here in Philadelphia. 

"I have not seen many of my class- 
mates since graduating. Back in 1911 
I ran into a fellow — Gallagher, I think 
was his name — down in old Mexico, 
South of Douglas, Ariz. He had en- 
tered with our class, was taken sick in 
our freshman year, and was reported 
dead. We took up a collection for flow- 
ers, so I was really surprised to see 

"Then in 1912 I saw Gorman in 
Jacksonville, Fla., where I was work- 
ing for the City. He wanted to sell steel 
plate for a tunnel under the St. John's 
River. Still no tunnel. 

"Some time in the twenties, 'Cap' 
Treat and I were in Denver at the 
same time. A really swell fellow. 

"I saw several others after the first 
world war, and spent some time with 
'Pat' Riley. Met Jimmy Smith when I 
was sweating on surveys of the tunnels 
at Boulder Dam. Jim was selling pow- 

"Give my regards to the class, and I 
hope to see many of them at the next 
class reunion." 

Letter from Terry Caffall, 616 Myr- 
tle Blvd., Lafayette, La.: 

"I was very much interested in Hy- 
sler Zane's suggestion in the March is- 
sue of the Bulletin that our class re- 
unions should be held annually from 
now on and, like you, am heartily in 
accord with it. However, while the spir- 
it is more than willing unfortunately 
the flesh is rather weak, and it would 
not be possible for me, for reasons of 
health, to undertake such a long trip. 
I shall, however, be anxious to have 
news of it, and on that particular Sat- 
urday I shall, having allowed for the 
difference between Central and Day- 
light Saving Time, drink a toast to the 
boys in absentia. 

"Thank you for the addresses of 
Brad Waltz and Frank Heard, which 
will give me an opportunity of drop- 
ping them a card in return. . . ." 

It has been a lot of fun and com- 
paratively a simple matter to assemble 
material for this column. But if we are 
to have news about members of our 
class next year, we must have more let- 
ters, particularly from those who have 

not written as yet. During the summer 
months please write a brief letter for 
use in the Bulletin. You will make my 
job much easier and you will help to 
continue the interest in our class. 

Well, let's have ourselves a time in 
good old Bethlehem on June 15 and 16. 

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ISO Hilton Ave., Hempstead, N. Y. 

To be up to snuff these days, a news 
columnist must be able to make pre- 
dictions so that he can brag about how 
many of them turn out to be accurate. 

So here goes — and these predictions 
are guaranteed to be 100% accurate. 
I predict: 

That all members of the class will be 
3 5 years older this June than they were 
when they graduated; 

That 1916 will hold a reunion on 
June 15-16; 

That the reunion will be held at Le- 
high in Bethlehem ; 

That the class will have a record 

That among those who will be there 
are the following: Baker, Mudge, Sny- 
der, Shields, Ganey, Stem, Ryder, Buck- 
ner, Clark, Mayers, White, Smith, Volk- 
hardt, Clare, Wynne, Hiss, Ehrgott, 
Spooner, Stephenson, Stoudt, Hill, 
Wells, Bergstresser, Horine, McMillan, 
Moyer, Martin, Leoser and more and 
more and more. 

Since you will be reading this Bulle- 
tin shortly after the reunion, you will 
be able to confirm its 100% accuracy. 

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Koppers Co. Inc., Kearny, N. J. 

I asked "Mr. Telephone" to write 
something for the Bulletin. Here is 
what he wrote, undeleted. 

"In accordance with your request, I 
am writing you the news that I gave 
you over the telephone last week. I 
was somewhat taken aback when you 
asked me to send you a memorandum 
but then I suddenly realized that un- 
less the written word was in front of 
you, you never would get anything ac- 
curately; also that if I sent you the 
news on paper, perhaps those accounts 
of your nostalgic visits to Bethlehem 
would be crowded out of the column 
and the gang would finally hear about 
one another. 

"Well, to bring your ignorance up to 
date, here are some facts. (If I could 
only write like Knock talks, this would 
be a masterpiece to bring Mrs. Carter's 
little boy back into the field of honest 

"Several months ago, while I was in 
Chicago, I called Les Muter on the 
phone and had a very pleasant conver- 
sation. You know, of course, that Les 
is the works in the Muter Co., manu- 
facturers of radio and electrical prod- 
ucts. I don't think you knew Les too 
well as he was always trying to do a 
constructive job for the class while you 
spent most of your time in other less 
attractive causes. I think you do know, 
however, that Les is one grand guy and 
while he couldn't attend any of our re- 
unions because the radio manufactur- 
ers were always having some kind of 
a convention, he always sent the cash 
along to clear up the deficits. 

"About two weeks ago, on my way 
back from the northwest, I picked up 
the New York Times on the train and 
immediately regretted having eaten 
breakfast. Confronting me was a pic- 
ture of the 'Imbecile' — 1917's roving 
ambassador. It seems as though he has 
written another book — 'The History of 
the Adventures of George Whigham 
and His Friend Mr. Claney Hobson.' 
The reviewer describes this abortion as 
'the most irresponsible novel of the 
season, possibly the year.' He goes on 
to say, 'Mr. Crichton, (our Kyle) re- 
cently published a thoughtfully hil- 
arious book about an American institu- 
tion known as the Marx Brothers. You 
might say that he took a Master's de- 
gree in the Marxes while preparing 
himself for this doctorate of Third 
Avenue saloon and life philosophy.' 

"Now you know why we haven't 
been able to contact Kyle; evidently he 
has been leading the low life in the 
Third Avenue saloons, and his picture 
shows it. 

"I noticed in the 'column' that Bun- 
ny McCann has been made president of 
the New Jersey Zinc Co., but you cer- 
tainly are a lousy reporter. The main 
job that Bunny has as president is to 
fill in holes in the main street of Frank- 
lin, N. J., caused by cave-ins of the 
New Jersey zinc mines. Last reports 
were that Bunny is trying to form a 
trucking company to move the Kitta- 
tiny Mountains a few miles further 

"Well, like most people, I saved the 
tragic news until last. As you know, 
Chester Kingsley, the only man in our 
class who retired from work upon 
graduation, has been coming to New 
York for the past year from his palatial 
home in Florida to have a series of 
operations for a seed tumor on his 
right leg. From the information that I 
got, the last operation, just before Eas- 
ter, necessitated considerable cutting 
of tissue and blood vessels, so much so 
that the wound did not heal. He came 
to New York again on April 14 and on 
Sunday, April 15, a high amputation 
of the right leg was performed. Chet is 

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R. A. WILBUR. '20 


H. P. RODGERS, '16 



in the Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital 
at present but by the time this gets in 
the Bulletin he will probably be home 
in Florida. 

"It was a hell of a shock to me and 
I know it will be to you, so why don't 
we get the gang to drop diet a card or 
letter and let him know we are rooting 
for him. His home address is Box 4 71, 
Ocala, Fla. 

"Well, Nick, none of us knows what 
the future holds for us, with this con- 
stant series of crises, so why don't we 
get together soon and polish off a few. 
Jessie and I would like to have the 
gang over to our house soon. Knock is 
back, so I'll try to arrange a date." 

Anent Mr. Crichton, the Bethlehem 
Globe-Times had this to say about him. 


"Kyle Crichton, Lehigh alumnus 
whose name has appeared as a by-line 
in several of the nation's leading maga- 
zines, has a new novel just off the 
press. The locale of 'Adventures of 
George Whigham and his Friend Mr, 
Claney Hobson,' is a Third Avenue 
(New York) saloon." 

The "retired" Kearny politician sat 
with Dief, '02 and me at Frank Rob- 
erts' ('02) dinner in New York on 
April 25, when the New York Lehigh 
Club had its L-in-Life award. We had 
a fine time, except when we had to 
look over at the table where that silly 
looking McCann was sitting. Whoever 
was running that party must have been 
laboring under the misapprehension 
that they might get something out of 
him some day, because they appointed 
him to make the presentation speech 
when they gave Brennan's secretary 
something or other for running the 
club for the past two years. He talked 
too much, per usual, but wonder of 
wonders, he didn't louse up every- 

Our old friend Lin Geyer really put 
all of us in business, though, when he 
was announcing the list of candidates 
for director and (accidentally on pur- 
pose) said McCann '16 and Shields, '17, 
to which transfer Portz and I agreed 
in a hurry as it was an excellent trade. 
We have been trying to unload him for 
years and Lin finally made it official. 

So long! 

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2934 Belmont Ave., Ardmore, Pa. 


Some of you will recognize this wise 
bit of advice as our class motto. I can't 
remember just how or why it was sel- 
ected, but am still loyal to its precepts 
for several reasons, two of which are 

that I still like to eat and in all prob- 
ability will always be too proud to ad- 
mit old age. 

You have been told in several pre- 
vious issues of the Bulletin that I have 
a son in his second year at Lehigh who 
is taking the chemical engineering 
course. (He insists that the course is 
taking him!) I also have a daughter 
who is continuing her education at the 
University of Pennsylvania, and a mar- 
ried daughter who made it possible for 
me to join the Class of 1918 Grand- 
fathers' Club last Christmas Eve. 

Bill Doushkess told you in the April 
issue that I am still at "the same old 
post" with Alcoa in Philadelphia 
(sounds like I am leading a dog's life), 
which means, according to my still 
ambitious and beautiful wife's inter- 
pretation, that I spend more time try- 
ing to make one pound of my favorite 
metal do the work of ten than the 
d — n thing is worth! Between the de- 
mands of the Defense Program and the 
efforts of the National Production Au- 
thority to preserve the civilian econ- 
omy, the business of running a sales 
office in the aluminum industry today 
is completely devoid of a single dull 

Getting along to more interesting 
news, I obtained what I believe to be 
a scoop on "Charlie" Blasius' plans for 
the future. The Dutchman recently pur- 
chased a home in West Palm Beach, 
Fla., and will brush Bill Penn's dust 
from his shoes and investigate the lux- 
ury of semi-retirement later this year. 
This should start an interesting feud 
between Charlie and his cousin, Bill 
Tizard who, according to last reports, 
still claims California as his home 

Charlie has been guiding the destiny 
of a rather successful textile mill in 
Philadelphia as a side line to his golf 
activities at Whitemarsh Country Club. 
He is captaining their third team this 
year and has a good start on an inter- 
esting trophy room. Listed among 
Charlie's other accomplishments are 
two charming daughters, two grand- 
sons and two granddaughters. One of 
his sons-in-law is a 1st lieutenant in 
the Marine Corps and is on active duty 
in Korea. 

Good luck, Charlie, on your new ven- 
ture. I am sure that "Swifty" Thomas, 
Jack Knight, "Pope" Kay, Bill Bo- 
land, and Walt Snyder will welcome 
you to membership in the Florida Re- 
treat of the Class of 1918 Economic 

While in Richmond. Va., last week- 
end attending a wedding, I had an op- 
portunity to visit with Harold Golding, 
who left Alcoa twenty-odd years ago 
and has been associated with E. I. du 
Pont since that time. Harold is techni- 

cal supervisor of duPont's mammoth 
rayon plant in Richmond and has two 
sons — one studying law at Wake For- 
est and another, who graduated from 
the University of Richmond, working 
for the Government in Arlington, Va. 

Had a pleasant telephone visit with 
"Slats" Downey and Lloyd Jenkins 
while on a recent business trip to Bal- 
timore, Md. "Slats" is a design engi- 
neer with the Pennsylvania Power and 
Water Co., and I was delighted to learn 
that he is working on an expansion 
program which involves quite a bit of 
aluminum in its construction. His 
daughter, Mary, is exploring the pos- 
sibilities of a career in the advertising 
field. Lloyd has been associated with 
the Bell Telephone Co. in Baltimore 
since graduation and is quite enthus- 
iastic about his work. His daughter is 
attending Oberlin College and his son 
just completed an assignment with the 
Army of Occupation in Germany. 

Enjoyed a short visit with Fritz 
Beckman during intermission at the 
Spring Music Festival in Grace Hall 
which was staged this year by the com- 
bined Glee Clubs of Lehigh and Beaver 
College. Fritz looks just as young and 
robust as the day he graduated and is 
still associated with Bethlehem Steel 
Company. The warning buzzer inter- 
rupted our visit before I had an oppor- 
tunity to inquire about his marital 

A. K. ("Brownie") Brown is still lo- 
cated in Philadelphia and is associated 
with Riggs Distler & Company. "Brow- 
nie" takes an active interest in the 
Philadelphia-Lehigh Club and I give 
him an occasional assist in carrying the 
torch for 1918 at the Club's Annual 
Dinner and outings, including the tra- 
ditional pre-Lehigh-Lafayette football 
game smoker at Bookbinders. 

Congratulations to "Eddie" Mooers, 
who has been elected president of the 
Central New York-Lehigh Club. 

I attended a meeting of the Bethle- 
hem-Easton chapter of the American 
Society of Metals last month which was 
held in the lecture room of the metal- 
lurgical department, which occupies 
the room on the west end of the second 
floor in Williams Hall. Allison Butts, 
who is now a full professor, acted as 
Emcee from the same platform on 
which Doctor Richards taught us met- 
allurgical problems, and was surround- 
ed by the same museums which adorn- 
ed the walls of the old lecture hall in 
the Chemical Laboratory. This atmos- 
phere — although reminiscent of the 
many headaches induced by met prob- 
lems — was tempered by the recollec- 
tion of many hilarious sessions con- 
ducted in this same room during our 
freshman course in mechanical draw- 
ing (shades of Knight, Dinkey, etc.). 

Link-Belt Rotary Car Dumper unloads two mine cars at a time in train 
without uncoupling — completes a full cycle (cars returned to upright 
position) every 60 seconds. Unloading "foreign" coal from other mines 
is speeded with a Link-Belt Car Shaker at Inland. 

Push-button control coordinates all operations. In background is one of 
two Link-Belt Air-Pulsated Washers that give sharp, automatic separation 
of all ash-forming impurities. Compressed air allows graduated pulsations 
in cells for different weight refuse. 

Coal moves on Link-Belt Belt Conveyor (foreground) from car dumper 
hopper to screen house. Mine rock is carried away on by-pass conveyor 
(background). Both, together with all other belt conveyors at Inland, 
roll efficiently on Link-Belt Series 100 Idlers. 

Minus 3£ in. coal is automatically distributed for washing by a Link-Belt 
Sidekar-Karrier at a constant rate to IS concentrating tables. To maintain 
flexibility, any number of tables can be shut down without interfering 
with controlled supply to remainder. 

200 extra tons of pig iron daily 

...with less coal! 

LINK-BELT handling, preparation know-how 
produces cleaner metallurgical coal at 
less cost per ton for Inland Steel. 

Vital in the drive for increased steel production is me- 
chanical removal of ash content from metallurgical coal. 
At Price, Ky., Link-Belt has designed and built a model 
preparation plant for Inland Steel that reduces the ash 
content of 750 tons of raw coal per hour to 3.5%. 

Inland figures this reduction means an exrra 200 tons 
per hour of pig iron daily . . . savings of a dollar on every 
ton produced . . . less coke and limestone needed per ton 
of iron ... an increase in such valuable by-products as 
coal tars, ammonium sulphate, light oil. 

Equally important, the new plant permits "total seam" 
mining. Extracting coal in fault areas, formerly un- 
economical, steps up ton-per-man production . . . permits 
recovery of a larger per cent of the deposit. 

And so it goes — this story of savings — added effi- 
ciency in the nation's coal mines. Why not put this 
Link-Belt engineering — this Link-Belt quality equip- 
ment to work for you. It's as easy as calling the Link-Belt 
office near you. 

Harold S. Pierce, 'Oh 
C. W. Lots, '06 
T. W. Matchett, 'SI 
Morris B. Uhrich, 'S3 
Thomas lAnton, 'SU 
George E. Baker, 'SS 
Clifton S. Merkert, '1,0 

John A. Mather, 'A8 
Wallace C. Kendall, '1,1 
Robert M. Bowman, '1,2 
Robert H. Holland. 'AS 
Carl R. Brandt. '1,1 
Charles E.Bosserman,Jr., 
Donald W. Tarbell, 'AH 





LINK-BELT COMPANY: Chicago 9. Phila- 
delphia 40, Pittsburgh 13. Wilkes-Barre, 
Huntington 9. W. Va.. Louisville 2. Denver 2, 
Kansas City 8, Mo., Cleveland 15, Indianap- 
olis 6. Detroit 4. St. Louis 1. Birmingham 3, 
Seattle 4, Toronto 8, Springs (South Africa.) 



Incidentally, a visit to Williams Hall 
is visual evidence of the need for larger 
contributions to the Lehigh Alumni 
Fund as emphasized in Jack Latimer's 
letter of March 15. 

Regret to report that "Spider" May- 
ers has been confined since last Easter 
to his home at 501 Brighton Ave., 
Pennside, Reading, Pa., as the result 
of a bladder operation. I wonder 
whether, after all these years, late 
hours at Mealy's or overwork in Alpha 
Diefenderfer's summer assaying course 
might be taking their toll. "Spider's" 
wholesale drug firm (Mayers & May- 
ers) is still thriving and he has been 
assured of our sincere best wishes for 
a speedy recovery. 

The other member of our Reading, 
Pa., contingent, Mac MacCallum, is 
still in the investment racket and 
spends quite a bit of his time on the 
road. His principal gripe at the time of 
my contact was the fact that he missed 
seeing Mr. DuPont's sidekicks, Buchan- 
an and Maginnes, during a recent trip 
to Wilmington. The fact that no mem- 
ber of the fairer sex has been success- 
ful in changing Mac's bachelor status 
will remain one of the unsolved my- 
steries of our generation. 

I hope to see all of you at our 3 5th 
reunion and will consider it a compli- 
ment if you will give me the oppor- 
tunity to buy you a drink or lunch, or 
both, whenever you are in the vicinity 
of Philadelphia. 

A recent issue of the "Philadelphia 
Magazine" carries an account of Tom 
Beattie's appointment as general super- 
intendent of Fairless Works of Nation- 

al Tube Co. He will have charge of the 
new pipe mills being installed at Mor- 
risville, Pa. 

^W oj 7920 


152 Market St., Paterson 1, N. J. 

Bush Clarke, II was elected presi- 
dent of the Rochester Alumni Club at 
the annual meeting this year. There 
are over 60 members in this group, and 
they are working along with the Buf- 
falo and Syracuse groups for a western 
New York division. I learn this because 
Rush sent a letter to Lloyd M. Smoyer 
telling how the club is working toward 
a Student Grant gift of 100% of its 
members. Incidentally, he is a very 
steady and generous donor to all Le- 
high funds. The part of his letter which 
impressed me most was this, ". . . and 
hoping you can arrange to have our 
class editor put something in the Bul- 
letin once in a while." How do you like 
that! Rush may be active in Rochester, 
but he's never even sent in a paragraph 
of news to this column to date. 

I was one of a committee which is 
getting a Glen Rock, N. J., club started. 
If you noticed in the last Bulletin, we 
held one meeting and have another 
planned. Members are from Paterson 
north into Bergen County, and all 
others who find Glen Rock a handy 
place to meet. No '20s appeared. 

Had a communication from Bill Hun- 
ton. He is active in the Lehigh Club of 
Western New York. Bill has booked 
reservations at the Hotel Bethlehem 
for reunion and hopes to see some of 


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the boys. At this writing he is on a trip 
to Bermuda and Nassau. He takes more 
boat rides. The best I could do this 
spring was to relax for ten days at the 
Jersey shore. 

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215 Powell Lane, Upper Darby, Pa. 

Starting to write this column for the 
June Bulletin, I find myself in a cur- 
ious situation. Here I have a stack of 
recent letters about a half-inch thick — 
all about the reunion. Who will be 
there, who won't and why, and so on. 
No news. Guess I'll just have to ramble 

Courtesy of Fritzsche, '2 4, we have 
an address for Walter Judson — 3 
Washington Ave., Needham 9 2, Mass. 

In a recent letter Farrington told 
me that he had writttn Bevan tender- 
ing his resignation, as of Alumni Day, 
from the post of class agent. Who will 
step forward and pick up the "white 
man's burden?" It's not a job that I 
would want for one year, let alone the 
five that Royce has carried it, but it's 
a place that emphatically needs to be 

Some time early in the winter, I 
wrote Bill Liddle, over in Perth Am- 
boy. Greatly surprised a few weeks ago 
to receive a reply from Korea. Tells me 
he was returned to active duty and sent 
to Japan less than a year after return- 
ing home from Europe. He is now act- 
ing as post engineer for one of the air 
force organizations. While several of 
the boys are serving in one way or 
another, I imagine Bill is our sole rep- 
resentative with the armed forces. His 
address: Lt. Col. William P. Liddle, 
U.S.A. F., 374 T.C.W. (H), A. P.O. 704, 
% P.M., San Francisco, Calif. Bill 
greatly regrets his inability to be with 
us, sends his best wishes to the gang 
for a high time, and wants a copy of 
the reunion picture. 

In one of the columns early in the 
year, I noted a dead end on R. L. Suen- 
der, who had been with the Madeira 
Hill Coal Co. at Frackville. Bob Rice 
tells me that Russell's present address 
is 1515 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. 

(^mo */ 7922 


1/22 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton, Pa. 

In reporting this column, I should 
like to start by giving the news about 
myself. For the past several years I 
have been working on a project that 
has meant spending a good deal of 
time in Canada on the construction and 
start-up of the first furnace unit of a 
commercial plant for smelting an iron- 
titanium ore. E. C. Handwerk, '23, has 

JUNE, 1951 


been associated with me in the techni- 
cal direction of the work, and C. J. 
Lentz, '15, has moved to Sorel, P. Q., 
and is in direct charge of the smelter 
plant operation. Last fall Prank E. 
Availing, '3 4, was made general mana- 
ger of the Quebec Iron and Titanium 
Corp., with headquarters at Montreal, 
and he is in charge of the entire min- 
ing and smelting operation. 

Early this year we had some changes 
in the organization of the New Jersey 
Zinc company. R, L. "Bunny" McCaiui, 
'17, was made president. P. M. Ginder, 
'11, was made vice president and gen- 
eral manager of the New Jersey Zinc 
Co. (of Pa.) with headquarters at Pal- 
merton. P. C. Peters, '10, was made 
manager of the engineering depart- 
ment, and I was made manager of the 
research department. 

My family of four girls (a wife and 
three daughters) is growing up very 
fast. The eldest daughter, who grad- 
uated from Connecticut College, in 
physics, is now married. The second 
girl is graduating from Middlebury 
College, in chemistry, this June. The 
third daughter is planning on Cornell, 
which she will enter in 1953, majoring 
in zoology. My girls tell me that three 
girl scientists should be approximately 
equal to one boy, but somehow or other 
that equation does not seem to balance. 

I had a nice letter from C. C. Ma 
(present designation Kian Chong Be), 
who is now living at 110 Romaine PL, 
Leonia, N. J. "C.C." is operating the 
Java Food Products, Inc., at Jersey 
City. He has a son, Allan, who is now 
a junior at Lehigh, majoring in geol- 

I had a most interesting visit with 
Dick Clark, who came to the reunion 
in 1950. Dick is still living in the urban 
district of New York State, outside 
Troy. He has three boys who were 
ready for college during the World 
War II period. Unfortunately, the Le- 
high situation developed in such a way 
that none of them was able to gain ad- 
mission, and all of them ended up by 
going to R.P.I. Dick is still the same 
loyal Lehigh man, but he feels pretty 
badly about having all three of the 
boys at another school. 

I get frequent indirect reports on 
Howard "Fishhooks" Bunn. The nick- 
name you will recognize as something 
new to the class of '22. I understand 
that he acquired it prior to receiving 
his designation as vice president of the 
Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Divi- 
sion of Union Carbide, and that it re- 
sults from the fact that he had difficul- 
ty in getting his hand out of his pocket 
in time to catch the check at the lun- 
cheon table. I am assured, however, 
that he has at least partly lived down 
this reputation and you can probably 

strike him for a free drink most any 
time, although you may have some dif- 
ficulty getting a free lunch. 

Union Carbide, in its Haynes Stel- 
lite Division, has another illustrious 
'22 man as a vice president — Bob 
Lerch. My reporter tells me that Bob 
is as handsome as ever, somewhat heav- 
ier, and is still able to flash that broad 
grin in spite of executive duties. He is 
an ardent golfer, shooting in the high 
70's, but he has a son who can beat the 
old man any day and who shoots in the 
low 70's. The two of them team up to 
win father-and-son tournaments with 

We have had several good visits with 
George Lorch and his wife, Dorothy. 
George is patent counsel for Monroe 
Calculating Machine Co., and lives at 
776 Dixie Lane, Plainfield, N. J. He is 
still the biggest man in the class (about 
225 pounds) and has to have a Pack- 
ard to carry the weight around. He has 
slowed down on the tennis and is now 
playing some badminton. 

I'm looking forward to seeing all of 
you at the 1952 (30-year) reunion. 

(?lcu* oj ?923 


3001 Hickory Rd., Homewood, III. 

Correspondence from the gang has 
been very conspicuous by its absence. 
However, at a recent Lehigh-New York 
dinner some of the boys got together 
and I have been favored with a letter 
from Herbert "Doc" Underwood which 
I will quote in its entirety: 

"At the Lehigh-New York Club din- 
ner this week, I sat at the same table 
with Jim Kennedy, Cliff Bradley and 
Tommy Thompson from the class of 
1923. Before leaving, Jim exacted a 
promise from me that I would drop you 
a line with whatever news I had for the 
Alumni Bulletin. 

"I have just returned from a rather 
interesting vacation trip to the west 
with my wife. We flew to Tucson where 
we have friends living on a 5 5-acre 
ranch. Our trip included a three-day 
fishing trip in Mexico on the Gulf of 
California, lots of golf at the Tucson 
Country Club, and a motor trip through 
the Grand Canyon, Rock Creek Canyon, 
Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. I gave up 
engineering for insurance about two 
years after graduating, and I have 
never regretted the decision. We live 
in Flower Hill, Long Island, which is 
on the North Shore, and I spend most 
of my leisure hours in the summer at 
the North Hempstead Country Club 
playing golf, or at the Sun and Surf 
Club at Atlantic Beach, swimming. 

"Harold (Q) Kramer, my roommate 
from Lehigh, belongs to the same golf 


New vice president for Scaife Co. 

club and lives in a new home he built 
about three years ago in Harbor Acres, 
Sands Point, which is about five miles 
from where we live. He is an assistant 
vice president of the Borden Co., and 
he also had a very pleasant vacation 
in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. this winter. 
This is about all the news I have for 
the present, but if we pick up any in- 
formation of 19 23 men, I will send it 
along to you." 

On a recent trip to Pittsburgh, I had 
the pleasure of running into Spike 
Lloyd, during lunch at Hoffrau. Spike, 
as I mentioned previously, is operation 
manager at the Keystone Sand and 
Gravel Div., Dravo Corporation. 

We have one more issue to go before 
the end of this year and I certainly 
hope that I will be favored with some 
quick responses for the final issue of 
this year. With the advent of the vaca- 
tion season, it is almost certain that 
many of you will be taking vacations 
which may bring you in contact with 
some of the gang, and I certainly hope 
that I may have the pleasure of some 
very "newsy" items for our first issue 
of 19 51, which will come up next Sep- 
tember. Thanks in advance for your 
fine cooperation. 

etau ej ?9SS 


Box 25 

Washington Crossing, Bucks County, Pa. 

Most of the following is taken from 
the news release which accompanied 
Al's picture. We're indebted to Dick 
Larkin '38 for both, and are glad to re- 

The Scaife Co. of Oakmont, Pa,, an- 
nounces the appointment of Allison L. 
Bayles as vice president of engineering. 

As vice president of engineering, Mr. 



Bayles will be in charge of all phases 
of plant engineering as well as product 
design and engineering. Scaife Co. 
products include containers and pres- 
sure vessels for liquids, air and gases, 
and special deep-drawn metal shapes 
for a wide variety of applications. 

Mr. Bayles formerly was associated 
with C. H. Wheeler Manufacturing Co. 
and American Engineering Co., Phila- 
delphia. Al is a Lehigh mechanical en- 
gineering graduate, a member of the 
American Society of Mechanical Engi- 
neers, the Society of Automotive Engi- 
neers, the Society of Naval Architects 
and Engineers, and several other engi- 
neering associations. 

(2UUA *t 1926 


20 Elm St., Great Neck, L. I., N. Y. 

On May 7 I went to Bethlehem to 
talk on sanitary engineering to the 
class of senior civils at the University 
and while there talked to Johnny Max- 
well. My son James went with me in 
order to talk with the director of ad- 
missions. He hopes to be a member of 
the class of 1956. 

Johnny had been in the Pittsburgh 
area on two weeks of active duty in 
the Army and while there had seen a 
number of '26 men. He told me that 
Prank Kear had been on the campus 

to see his son and to hear the Spring- 
Music Festival. 

I received a card from H. Victor 
Schwimiiier stating that he had moved 
his law offices from 70 Pine Street to 
120 Broadway, New York 5, N. Y. Best 
wishes, Vic, at your new address. 

The production manager of the Kop- 
pers Co. tar products division an- 
nounced that Herman John Henke had 
been named superintendent of their 
East St. Louis, 111., protective coatings 
plant. Jack had been superintendent of 
the Verona, Pa., plant of their tar 
products division. He had joined the 
Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. in Milwaukee, 
Wis., as a test engineer in 192 7, and be- 
came associated with Koppers procure- 
ment department in Pittsburgh in 
1929. From 1933 to 1936 he was en- 
gaged in time study work for Reming- 
ton-Rand, Inc., in Ilion, N. Y., before 
returning to Koppers in 1936. He be- 
came superintendent of the Verona 
plant in 1944. Congratulations, Jack, 
on that transfer upstairs. 

Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates, of 
Pittsburgh, announced that M. Albert 
Evans, an official in their coal division, 
resigned on April first to take over ac- 
tive management of coal mining com- 
panies in which he and his family have 
financial interests. Evie has had super- 
vision of mining operations at the 22 
mines of EGFA in West Virginia, 

By simply changing 
pump speeds, Gorman- 
Rupp adapts just five 
pump sizes, IV2" to 6", to 
an almost unlimited num- 
ber of conditions, ranging 
up to 1200 GPM and heads 
up to 110 feet. Also close- 
coupled units and flexible 
coupling drives. 

President and Treasurer 


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Pumps / 




Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, having 
been with that organization for 25 
years. He has interests in the Cliff Coal 
Co., Bluefleld, W. Va., the Pine Town- 
ship Coal Co., Inc., Heilwood, Pa., and 
the Rhems Coal Co., Youngwood, Pa. 
He will make his headquarters at Heil- 
wood, Pa., near his farm home, 25 
miles north of Johnstown, Pa. Evie is 
a member of the Mining Development 
Committee of Bituminous Coal Re- 
search and recently addressed that or- 
ganization at Columbus, Ohio, concern- 
ing operating cost reduction through 
research. He also is a member of the 
Engineers Society of Western Pennsyl- 
vania and the American Institute of 
Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. 
Best wishes, Evie. 

In the February column I mentioned 
that William O. Gairas was transferred 
from Atlanta, Ga., to St. Louis, Mo., by 
the Aluminum Co. of America to be the 
manager of its district sales office there. 
Bill's new mailing address is the Con- 
tinental Building. 

Here are two new addresses that I 
received from the alumni office. Mal- 
colm K. Gordon, Jr., (res.) Brown's 
Trailer Court, Lodi, N. J.; Robert L. 
Trainer, (res.) 417 Morris Ave., Sum- 
mit, N. J. 

ee*u& oj 1927 


12S Rugby Road, Syracuse 6, N. Y. 

Chuck Barba writes from St. Louis 
stating he will attend reunion activi- 
ties this year, joining with his dad for 
his 5 0th. Chuck has a son who finishes 
up his freshman year and, like father, 
is a strong cross-country man. The St. 
Louis Lehigh Club has about thirty 
members, and Chuck and Flivver are 
stalwarts from our class. 

I quote from our alumni secretary, 
Len Schick, who passes on some advice 
which may be particularly helpful for 
our 25th come next year. You will be 
interested to know that the method of 
awarding the Alumni Association's Ac- 
tive Membership trophy has been 
changed in order to conform with 
changes made in the By-Laws last year. 
In the past the trophy was awarded to 
the class having the largest percentage 
of its membership paying alumni dues, 
but since clues have now been com- 
bined with the Alumni Fund, the cup 
will be given to the class having the 
largest percentage of its members in 
good standing. To be in good standing 
an alumnus must have made a contri- 
bution, other than a subscription to the 
Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, to the Univer- 
sity during the current fiscal year. This 
includes gifts to the Fund or to Grants. 
I'm sure that Ned Martin will cover 
this more fully in some future letter of 

JUNE. 1951 


Not a great deal of news has crossed 
my desk. However, I might mention a 
change o£ address for Jim Keller. It is 
now South Boundary Extension at Sa- 
lonn St., Aiken, S. Carolina. 

I wish for you all a most pleasant 
summer with a good restful vacation. 
Plan to enter our next term with re- 
newed vigor and drop your correspond- 
ent a line to help stimulate his think- 
ing toward better columns. 

gku* <*£ t929 


189 Kent Place Blvd., Summit, N. J. 

This is to be our last class letter for 
the 1950-51 Bulletin year. I regret to 
state that I don't feel our columns in 
recent months have been very news- 
worthy or up to the par for such a 
splendid magazine as this one; this is 
probably because I have not been dili- 
gent this year in digging out items of 
interest and also probably because you 
fellows take the column too much for 
granted and have not remembered to 
send me letters or clippings which 
would be of help. Contributions really 
make a column. In order to be assured 
of a good start next September please 
jot down my address NOW, and place 
a news brevity in the mail NOW, please 
— every reader. In addition, send me a 
post card during your summer vaca- 

Although news is truly sparse, what 
little I do have I consider to be choice. 
As our classmates assume positions of 
heavy responsibility or attain special 
distinction, I like to know about it so 
the facts can be presented for all to 
read. In this instance I presume peo- 
ple down at Bethlehem Steel will be as 
interested to learn about Ed Gott's re- 
cent promotion by U. S. Steel as will 
all Lehigh men. I am indebted to the 
alumni office for sending me a story 
from one of the Pittsburgh papers, 
much of which I am using verbatim : 

"A 43-year-old Pittsburgher, leader 
of a new generation of district steel- 
men, today (April 1) was named to 
head 'Big Steels' multi-million dollar 
Youngstown District operations. 

"He is Edwin Hayes Gott, new gen- 
eral superintendent of the sprawling 
Ohio and McDonald Works of the U. S. 
Steel Company. In the Youngstown 
District setup the Ohio Works is the 
steel-making plant; at McDonald, the 
unfinished metal is rolled and pro- 
cessed. . . . Mr. Gott will direct the 
activities of 10,000 U. S. Steel em- 

"Gott assumes his new post after 
serving as assistant general superin- 
tendent at the firm's South Works in 
Chicago. He joined U. S. Steel in 1937 
after working seven years at the Phila- 

delphia Coke Co., a subsidiary of Kop- 
pers Co., Inc. He was employed two 
years as an industrial engineer at the 
Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp. Ohio 
Works and then two years at their 
Clairton (Pa.) Works before moving 
in 1941 to the Gary Works as assistant 
to the general superintendent." 

My records show the new general 
superintendent is a member of Iron & 
Steel Institute, Iron and Steel Engi- 
neers, American Foundrymen's Assn., 
American Metals Society, Blast Fur- 
nace and Coke Ovens Assn., and once 
was a member of the Gary Chamber of 
Commerce and the board of directors 
of the Gary Y.M.C.A. 

Ed and Mary Louise (married since 
1934) have three children — Elizabeth, 
15, Edwin H. Jr., 10, and Barbara, S. 
Ed is a nephew of an illustrious son of 
Lehigh, Estep T. Gott, '0 6, vice presi- 
dent of the Dravo Corp., who is active- 
ly promoting his class's 45th reunion 
this June. 

So by now several of our men are 
leaders in various phases of the vital 
steel business. George J. Neumann is 
vice president of the Lehigh Structural 
Steel Co., Allentown, and Leonard C. 
Crewe, Jr. is president of the Maryland 
Fine and Specialty Wire Co. Inc. Re- 
cently your correspondent had an op- 
portunity to inspect Red's plant at 
Cockeysville, Md., and was duly im- 
pressed with what Red has accom- 
plished in the three years since he 
started his own business. 

Red was in New York in April for 
the annual Cup Dinner of the Lehigh 
Club of New York. Our Tom Breiman, 
the toastmaster and retiring president, 
and Jack Kirkpatrick were at the head 
table. I sat with Crewe, Doug Reed, 
'31, my brother Ed, '30, Ted Kemp, '27, 
and my old Brown and White associate, 
Carl Carlson, '28. It is reassuring to 
know that the New York Club is ex- 
pecting continuing good leadership as 
a result of the election of two outstand- 
ing 1926 men, Nels Bond as president, 
and Vic Sehwimmer, vice president. 

Dave Miralia's photo graced the fi- 
nancial pages of the ever-excellent N. 
Y. Herald-Tribune on May 11. Dave 
was chosen to be the nominee for presi- 
dent of the Municipal Bond Club. 

As previously reported, Sigma Nu 
Miralia is a vice president of Halsey, 
Stuart & Co., Inc., with which firm he 
has been associated since October 1, 

It should also be reported that as of 
March 1 Harry Hesse was appointed to 
a new position with N. J. Bell Tele- 
phone Company. He is now division 
commercial supervisor — Metropolitan 
— with offices at headquarters in New- 


Directs activities of 10,000 

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1951 Hay Terrace, Eastern, Pa. 

When you read this, alumni week- 
end will have already passed. Right 
now it appears that even though it is 
not our reunion year, our class should 
be well represented. However, you will 
not be able to read about that until the 
July issue. 

The only change of address to come 
through in the past month is: Francis 
E. Loomis, 70 4 Barbara Blvd., Frank- 
lin Square, N. Y. 

We learn with regret of the passing 
of another of our class. Samuel Harold 
Thatcher, a graduate, died April 1 of 
this year. We have no details. The 
news came to us through the alumni 
office and was without comment of any 

Outside of the activities of the mem- 
bers of the class who are around Beth- 
lehem, Allentown and Easton, there is 
a complete void so far as news is con- 
cerned. In the next issue we will in all 
probability have considerable news, as 
we will have seen a great many mem- 
bers in the meantime. Until then, bear 

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20 Mountain Ave., Bloomfleld, N. J. 

Early this year we printed a letter 
from Ben Beach in which he said that 
he was about due for a transfer this 
spring. Well here it is — Col. Benjamin 
DeWitt Beach, Armed Forces Staff Col- 
lege, Norfolk 11, Va. Wonder whether 
he will be on the giving or receiving 
end of the instruction? At any rate, it 
sounds good. 



I guess some of you remember that 
'33 had the unique distinction of hav- 
ing two students with exactly the same 
name — Charles Campbell, Jr. and 
Charles Campbell, Jr. — both without 
any middle name or initial. As I re- 
member part of the story, Dean Mc- 
Conn officially bestowed the middle in- 
itial of "P" upon the Pittsburgh Camp- 
bell, but I cannot recall the "bestowed" 
middle initial of the other Campbell. 
Perhaps one of you can help my mem- 
ory. This month in the same mail from 
Lehigh I received changes of address 
for both Campbells. Charles (P.) 
Campbell, Jr. (Bus.), 524 Wayne Ave., 
Erie 10. Pa., and Charles Campbell, Jr. 
(Ind. E.), 143 American St., Fuller- 
ton, Pa. 

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New York Yacht Club 
31 W. Hth St., New York IS, N. Y. 
About the time you receive this, our 
15th reunion class banquet will be his- 
tory. For those who were not present 
on this memorable occasion, a com- 
plete account will appear in a future 

Bob Couch has been appointed an as- 
sistant in the Government Control Di- 
vision of General Foods Corporation. 
Previously he served as director of 

packaging research for the company's 
research laboratories in Hoboken, N. J. 
Bob joined General Foods in 1946 and 
has served in various capacities in the 
research and development department. 
Before coming to General Foods lie was 
director of the packaging laboratory 
at the Riegel Paper Corporation. From 
1942 to 1945 he served with the Quar- 
termaster Corps of the U. S. Army, spe- 
cializing in ration packaging develop- 

Arthur Croll now lives at 13 4 E. 
Willow Run Dr., Wilmington 4, Del. 

Bernle Weiss has moved to 1709 
Meadowbrook Rd., Abington, Pa. 

Tom Gearhart is back in New York 
at the Brewster Hat Co., 411 Fifth 

Walt Guyer, of 23 Garden Dr., Ro- 
selle, N. J., is with the Standard Oil 
Development Co. of Linden, N. J. He 
is attending the 15th and has two boys 
— Richard 7i and David 5 J, who are 
coming to Lehigh. 

Lancey Thomson is with the East- 
man Kodak Co. in Rochester. He has 
two children — a son 2 J and a daughter 
3 months, and is Commander of the 
Masonic War Veterans post. 

Charlie Potter is personnel manager 
of Ed Schuster & Co., Milwaukee 1, 

Boh Perrine is in business for him- 
self as a Carrier air conditioning deal- 

er at 412-20th Ave., Yuma, Ariz. Bob 
has a son 4 and is a lieutenant colonel 
in the Air Force Reserve and a Rotar- 

Verne Wilson, with duPont, is mov- 
ing to California. 

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S09 Rathton Road, York, Pa. 

After that masterful literary per- 
formance rendered by Tom Brookover 
on last month's column, I was going 
to suggest that Tom be delegated to 
carry the torch and keep this column 
going next year, but I have just run 
across a note from Tom which winds 
up: "Don't bother me any more with 
this — you fiend!" I must admit this 
sounds a bit final as far as Brother 
Brookover is concerned, but he did a 
good job on the May issue, which is ap- 
preciated by us all, I know. 

Well, let's examine the record for 
this month: 

A newsy report from C. "Brint" 
Wentz of 6011 Rose Ave., Houston 7, 
Tex., tells us that he is "chief proration 
engineer" for Continental Oil Co. of 
Houston. I'll admit freely I don't know 
what a proration engineer does, but it 
sounds doggone impressive! "Brint's" 
wife is the former Patricia Dewey and 
they have three youngsters — Karen, 8 ; 

One of Jrlamj . . 

Complete indus- 
trial plants de- 
signed and con- 
structed by The 
Rust Engineering 




C. G. Thornburgh, '09 
John A. Patterson, '21, 
J. Paul Scheetz, '29 



G. M. Rust, '31 

S. M. Bust, Jr. '31, 
R. E. Wagoner, '36 


C. G. Thornburgh, Jr., '1,2 
Arthur M. Over, '1,3 

Donald E. Homme, '1,5 

JUNE. 1951 


Judy, 6, and Connie, 2. "Brint" left 
his native Hanover, Pa., and headed 
toward the southwest about 13 years 
ago. He joined Continental Oil in Pon- 
ca City, Okla., and moved over to Hou- 
ston last July when the executives of 
the company were transferred there 
(not enough room in Oklahoma). He 
says he used to see Bob Cooney while 
in Ponca. Also "Ace" Winters, '38 who 
was working on a weed-killing project 
for 20-Mule Team Borax. "Ace" used 
to cover his territory in his own plane, 
until he cracked up near Paris, Tex. 
He walked away from the crash, how- 

"Art" Smith, Jr. reports, from 152- 
32 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, N. Y., 
that he is general manager (no less) of 
Smith and Gregory of New York, Inc., 
a Ford agency of Bayside, N. Y. He 
says it is extremely interesting work 
and that he has put his Lehigh educa- 
tion to the test on numerous occasions. 
(Shades of Neil Carothers!) His mili- 
tary assignments during the recent war 
are quite impressive — five years in 
ordnance, including two years at Aber- 
deen Proving Grounds, a year as chief 
ordnance officer in Detroit, one year in 
Paris Hq. Com. Zone, Industrial Divi- 
sion, and a year in Munich, Industrial 
Engine Rebuild Program. Art's wife is 
the former Irene L. Dettman, and their 
kids are Robert L., 4, and Susan I., 
nearly 2. 

And here's a brief account of the do- 
ings of Isadore I. Marcovitz, of 510 4 

Levindale Road, Baltimore 15, Md. 
"Mark" is with Miller Metal Products, 
Inc., of that fair city, as production 
manager. He married Bernice Gold- 
berg in 1941 and they now have a son, 
Albert Charles, age 4i. Mark reports 
2i years' Army service, mostly as an 

Charles F. Minnich, known as 
"Baldy" during those good old days on 
South Mountain, tells us he is chief 
engineer of James F. Minnich, Inc., of 
Womelsdorf, Pa. Charlie resides quiet- 
ly with his wife, the former Vesta 
Boyer; son, Charles F., Jr. (12); and 
daughter, Margaret Ann (2), at 10 E. 
34th St., Reiffton, Pa. During the war 
he put in 5 J years with the engineers 
(rough outfit), two years overseas in 
the E.T.O. and the Philippines. 

A number of you have been com- 
plaining about the fact that we hear 
about Bob AYerden via the grapevine, 
but never directly. Now at last we have 
the official report, straight from 
"Peaches" himself. (I believe he had 
a high number on the mailing list.) 
The Clan Werden is living in elegance 
at 305 Summit Ave., Jenkintown, Pa., 
(Bob's old home town) and includes 
Margaret Bradley Werden (the little 
woman), Peggy 8 J, and Bradley 3 J. 

Bob is industrial district sales manager 
for York Corp. in Philadelphia, and 
(take it from an ex-employee of York 
Corp.) the boy's doing all right! As 
hobbies he reports raising orchids (see 
what I mean), golf (get it) and work 
(merely as a fill-in, o'course). Bob runs 
into Bill Lincoln, (now a Major, Hq. 
2nd Inf. Reg., 5th Inf. Div., Indian- 
town Gap, Pa.), Al Swenson and Moe 
Lore around Philadelphia, and Pete 
Gretz in Washington. (Bob says Pete 
is still a bachelor.) Werden also saw 
Flip Fairbanks at a recent Army Ord- 
nance association meeting in Reading. 

And last, but not least, comes word 
from Phil ("Smeed") Singer that he is 
president of Standard Plumbing and 
Heating Co., Portsmouth, N. H., dis- 
tributor of York-Shipley heating equip- 
ment, manufactured here in York, Pa. 
His home address is 6 77 South St. in 
Portsmouth. Phil's wife, June, whom 
he married in 19 48, presented him with 
a daughter, Jill Bette, just 19 months 
ago. He had a hand in some govern- 
ment construction projects in the New 
England area during the war. Phil 
wants the address of Dr. Halvey Marx. 
It's 4213 Chester Ave., Philadelphia, 
Pa., Phil. 

And that's all the news for now. But 
look, you guys, I didn't contract for 
this job for life! As far as I'm con- 
cerned, this is my last official act in 
connection with this class of '3 7 col- 
umn. Next month our class president, 
V. J. (The Third) Pazzetti is your cor- 
respondent who will write the final 
column for the year. I'm going to do 
as Len Schick did a year ago and call 
for volunteers for next year to spark 
this column. Failing results from this 
appeal, I believe it'll be up to Pat to 
put the finger on someone for next fall. 
I've got all the records of the guys we 
have, and have not, heard from, and 
the alumni office does all the work of 
mailing questionnaires, keeping you 
informed about address changes, send- 
ing you clippings about your class- 
mates — what more could you want? 
It's a snap! Just say the word, and I'll 
be delighted to send the first lucky guy 
who writes me my entire file on the '37 


234 Morrison Dr., Mt. Lebanon, 
Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

As an ancient (six months) resident 
of Pittsburgh, I can testify it's a place 
where more people ought to live. 

For instance, where else can you sit 
listening to the Pirates beating the 
Phils (5-0 in the sixth, of all things) 
and write a piece about a classmate 
who for the past five years has been 


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playing midwife to an atomic power 
plant? That would be Nunzio Palla- 
dino. I recall that Pop always did say 
he was a good mechanical engineer. 

There's only one thing mundane 
about Pally's post-Lehigh career, and 
we might just as well get that over 
with now. Just like Carl Kohl and Ed 
Hayne, he was sucker enough to buy a 
NEW house in Mt. Lebanon, so he 
spends his spare time landscaping. Be- 
yond that, his career has been full of 
men biting dogs. 

Nunzio spent his first summer out of 
school at Westinghouse's Steam Divi- 
sion at South Philadelphia. Thence he 
retreated to the campus for a year to 
get his master's degree in M.E. Then 
it was back to South Philly and a 
Westinghouse career, starting in ex- 
perimental work, then marine turbine 
design. By the time many of us were 
safely married, on December 8, 1940, 
he was tagged by the Army for a year's 
training — due out on December 7, 
1941. Westinghouse spoiled that after 
six weeks, got him discharged. That 
was the start of an 18-month tussle be- 
tween Westinghouse and the draft 
board, the battles timed about six 
months apart as deferments expired. 
In May, 1942, Pally figured the way to 
win a war was to fight it. So he dusted 
off a Lehigh ROTC commission and 
joined up. He spent a year with the 



10th Army, commanded his own com- 
pany here, in England and in France. 
Abroad, he was with the 4S6th Ord- 
nance Evacuation Co., First Army, 
rose from shavetail to captain. This 
outfit spent its time retrieving wea- 
pons in fought-over country. About the 
time of the Bulge, he went to First 
Army Headquarters as Ordnance Evac- 
uation Officer, where he stayed till he 
was discharged in December, 19 45. 

Nunzio's return to the states, in June, 
19 45, was unconventional enough. He 
was preceded by a friend who flew 
home, laden with telegrams from nu- 
merous members of the outfit. Pally's 
messages were two — one to his par- 
ents, one to Miss Virginia Marchetto, 
who was a head nurse at Allentown 
General Hospital. The burden of each: 
Palladino is headed home, en route to 
the Pacific, has 3 days' leave and 
every intention of matrimony stop 
Please make preparations period Ev- 
eryone cooperated. So about the time 
you read this, Mr. and Mrs. Palladino 
will be celebrating their sixth. They 
have no children. 

Payoff of this whirlwind approach 
came some years later, when Pally next 
saw his friend who had carried all 
those telegrams back to the States. 
Seems the friend had sent all of them 
collect except that to Nunzio's intend- 
ed. That one, the friend bought. He 
told Pally that First Army ethics didn't 
allow him to send a telegraphic pro- 
posal collect. Since this guy was a colo- 
nel, the episode goes down in the book 
to show that it's not always true what 
they say about colonels. 

Anyway, having made a bride of 
Miss Marchetto, Pally next made the 
acquaintance of the atom. First he 
heard of it, somebody split one of the 
things over Hiroshima one day. That 
made it unnecessary for the First Army 
to go to the Pacific. On discharge in 
December, Pally went back to South 
Philly and central station turbine de- 
sign. But not for long. 

In May, 1946, Westinghouse asked 
certain of its bright young men, Nun- 
zio included, how they'd like to spend 
a year on loan to Monsanto, at Oak 
Ridge, Tenn. There an attempt was be- 
ing made to use the atom constructive- 
ly. Grateful for the atom's part in can- 
celling his Pacific venture, Nunzio 
took a flier. His year at Oak Ridge 
grew into 30 months. During that per- 
iod, he was one of the pioneers of the 
Daniels Pile. That was the first atomic 
reactor specifically designed for power 
production. It never got built, largely 
because the Russians soon convinced 
us that bombs were more pressing. 
Late in 19 4S, the reactor design group 
was transferred to the Argonne Nation- 
al Laboratory, near Chicago. Figuring 

atoms were for him, Pally switched" to 
Westinghouse's Research and went 
along to Argonne. A year and a half 
later, Westinghouse got a contract for 
development work on a naval reactor. 
That brought Pally to Pittsburgh last 
year and a conventional part-time ca- 
reer as a landscaper when he's not 
serving Westinghouse's Atomic Power 
Division here. 

When neither atomizing nor land- 
scaping, Pally spends his time with the 
Mt. Lebanon Players. Seems I called 
him just three days too late to catch 
him playing John in "John Loves 
Mary." Truthfully, I can say this is the 
first time in years I'm sorry to have 
missed a play. About two years ago I 
saw 1938's Bill Dukek play the same 
role in Westfield, N. J. Versatile guys, 
these '38 scientists. If they can't make 
a living in the lab, they can retreat to 
the footlights — or, if they live in Pitts- 
burgh, to landscaping. 

While Palladino's been chronicled, 
the Pirates have made it 9-3 over the 
Phils in the eighth. So I'll hasten to 
close this thing before they lose. That 
should be easy, for there aren't many 
address changes this month. They are: 
John Ehlers, 206 S. Princeton Ave., 
Wenonah, N. J., and Richard G. Phelps, 
8316 Hawthorne Drive, Munster, Ind. 

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3323 E. Monmouth Road 
Cleveland Heights IS, Ohio 

There's nothing in the mailbag this 
month, but we do have a coupla items, 
thanks to the fact that two sons of Le- 
high have passed through town within 
the past week. 

First to arrive was Court Carrier, 
who phoned the office and tried to en- 
tice ye correspondent away for a toddy. 
Normally, such a worthy objective 
would be accomplished with scarcely 
any armtwisting at all, but we were 
about to leave town, hence were forced 
to confine ourselves to a telephone con- 
versation. Court couldn't think of any- 
thing new or startling to report, but 
we're sure something might have come 
of it had we been able to employ a few 
glasses of that well known catalyst. 

Next visitor was Charlie Pulsford. 
Charlie, by rights, is Fred Galbraith's 
man but, things being what they are 
newswise, we're appropriating him for 
this one column. Ennyway, he had 
some hot dope re Stu Lewis. Seems that 
Stu has been tapped by Uncle Sam and 
is back in uniform working for Army 
Ordnance. As Charlie gets it, Stu is 
billeted in the Rochester area, so he's 
able to continue living at home with 
the wife and kiddies. A call to Ralph 
Kempsmith, who is manager of the 

competition's (Beth Steel) local office, 
brought forth the info that Stu's ad- 
dress is 133 Lafayette Parkway, Box 
41, Brighton Station, Rochester. What 
io you think of a Lehigh man who'd 
live on Lafayette Parkway! 

A moment ago we said there had 
been nothing in the mailbag this 
month. That's not 100% true. A coupla 
weeks ago the little man in blue 
trudged his weary way up to 3323 and 
rang the bell. "Mrs. Heckman," says 
he, "I hope I'm wrong, but this looks 
like bad news for your husband. Sign 
here please." Ten minutes later, acti- 
vities at Republic Steel's advertising 
division ground to a halt and old HTSH 
was en route homeward to read the of- 
ficial document which started "From: 
The Chief of Naval Personnel, TO: LT. 
H. T. S. Heckman, USNR, 161465/ 
1105." Stripped of the official verbiage, 
the communication allowed that the 
party of the second part would wind 
up business and personal affairs in the 
next 60 days and would report 18 June 
to Washington for active duty with the 
Naval Reserve Inspection Board. This 
is where we came in 10 years ago, but 
why go into that. Incidentally, we 
don't claim there was any connection, 
but it is nonetheless interesting to 
note that Heckman's orders arrived the 
day MacArthur was fired. At any rate, 
the class of 1939 now has a Washing- 
ton correspondent. 

In case any of you birds were about 
to take pen in hand and dash off a note 
our way, don't resort to this recall fias- 
co as an excuse not to follow through. 
We are not selling 3 3 23, and the little 
woman will be on hand to forward all 
communications with promptness, ef- 
ficiency, and dispatch. Thirty. 

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543 Southampton Drive, 
Silver Spring, Md. 

about it! Column reappears! Corres- 
pondent not dead but sleeping! Gen- 
uine news, herewith: 

From Wally Watkins (540 Eaton 
Dr., Pasadena, Calif.), who squandered 
a fast penny on a postcard. "Al Hard- 
ing', sales manager, Lempco Products, 
arrived L.A. on his annual West Coast 
visit and came out to our new home for 
a visit. I called Ray Anderson, '42, who 
recently moved a few blocks from us 
(he's West Coast manager for F. J. 
Stokes Machine Co.) and we had an 
unofficial Lehigh (and Chi Psi) re- 
union. I'm now with Sears, Roebuck." 

From Bob Carter, who read the 
newsless March Bulletin and suffered 
an attack of conscience (although this 
is his second letter during my regime, 

JUNE, 1951 


which puts him infinitely — mathemati- 
cally speaking — ahead of most of you 
[deleted by editor].) "Jane and I made 
it back in November for the big game. 
For more years than I want to remem- 
ber I've been giving a Lafayette co- 
worker of mine four bits a year. At 
last the tide has been stemmed. Saw 
Jim Harris briefly after the game. Vis- 
ited the Carl Holyokes ('42) at York, 
and ran into Frank Benedict at the 
AKII house. 

"Attended an ASM meeting in Pitts- 
burgh recently and ran into Bob Gary, 
George Zipf, '42, and Earl Weaver, '42. 
Bob is still a bachelor, still with Vana- 
dium Alloy Steel at Latrobe, Pa. 

"Last summer we had dinner with 
the Ralph Martins at Somerville, N. J. 
They have a nice home west of Somer- 
ville between Routes 2 2 and 29, with 
a mighty good location and view. 

"Personal news — still working in 
Remelting Division at Alcoa's New 
Kensington, Pa., works, producing in- 
got for magnesium-alloy sheet, alumin- 
um extrusions and tubing, and magne- 
sium extrusions. Our little girl Marjie, 
now almost 3 J, is looking for a brother 
or sister in August. I'm doing district 
Boy Scout work, and have been a dea- 
con of our church (U.P.) for a year. 
We get a lot of fun (and exercise) out 
of our garden, as well as flowers and 

"By the way, I noticed recently that 
I have an engineer's scale (Bob in- 
serted a cross-section drawing in case 
I had forgotten what the damn things 
look like) which has "FEG" scribed 
on it. Don't know how I happen to 
have it — could be I purloined it some- 

By George, I suspect that's the orig- 
inal FEG scale, vintage 1911, recalled 
to active duty 1936-40, and Mr. Carter 
will please eliminate the blot on his 
escutcheon by shipping it back to me, 
postpaid and insured, against the day 
when Gordon G. renounces snap courses 
on level campuses with beautiful co- 
eds and takes off for South Mountain 
to become a wrestle-fighter. But I ain't 
mad at anybody, least of all a contri- 
butor to these intermittent presenta- 
tions of late (pun intended) news. 

From the Chicago Tribune of April 
S. "Capt. Charles C. Dent, 49 E. Chest- 
nut St., recently completed ten years 
with United Air Lines as a pilot. He 
was presented with a diamond-studded 
gold pin by the company." 

From a press release sent to "Le- 
High" University from the Air Force 
Procurement Field Office, Detroit, 
April 16. "Lt. Col. Carl L. Stieg has 
been appointed Inspector General of 
the Central Air Procurement District. 
Colonel Stieg was the top graduate of 
his class in navigation training given 


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by Pan American Airlines before World 
War II. He was an instructor in the 
first AF navigation school at Barks- 
dale Field, La., later serving at Kelly, 
Hondo, and Randolph Fields. In pri- 
vate (sic) life Colonel Stieg was a 
methods engineer with Merck & Co., 
Rahway, N. J. He was a member of 
the National Association of Suggestion 
Systems. (That's what the man said, 
but it sounds mighty suggestive to 
me.) Colonel Stieg is married to the 
former Marian Hoick of San Antonio. 
They have three children. Their ad- 
dress is 12895 Abington Road, De- 
troit 27." 

I've condensed the release, improved 
the grammar, and deleted (with great 
glee) the name of the colonel who is 
Carl's commanding officer. Let him eat 
his heart out — and I don't like Mac- 
Arthur either, so there! 

Personal notes on the class corres- 

pondent: We've had aches, pains, chills, 
fevers, a virus-type bug in the chest 
(less painful than pneumonia but just 
as expensive), and two cases of chicken 
pox. Contributions to pay the family 
doctor bills gladly accepted (deductible 
from your income tax) and no ques- 
tions asked. How've YOU been? (As if 
I expected an answer.) 

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269 N. Highland Ave., Lansdowne, Pa. 

Although you will be reading this a 
few days after the BIG TENTH RE- 
UNION, I know you all appreciate that 
these remarks have been reduced to 
deathless prose about a month prior to 
the big event, so therefore there can 
be no flashes on who was theTe and 
who did what. 

I do know, however, that Ed Stone 



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tyeaten<Uuf,'<i "Tftcicfctte *7<w&" 

will have been one of the celebrants, 
for he tells me in a letter that: 

"I plan to drive in (from ILG Elec- 
tric Ventilating Co., 415 Brainard St., 
Detroit, Mich.) with wife and children 
and spend a few days. 

"Have been out here in Detroit since 
November, 19 45. Am Detroit Branch 
Manager for ILG. We are manufactur- 
ers of all types of ventilating, heating 
and air moving equipment. Prior to 
transferring to ILG, I worked for the 
Bethlehem Steel Co. Took the mechan- 
ical loop and wound up in supervisory 
work in several shops during the four 
years after graduation. 

"Was married in '43 and have two 
children, Dan, age 5, and Leslie, the 
strawberry blonde vamp, age 3. Busi- 
ness and family take me east about 
twice a year, so have been in some 
touch with Lehigh the past five years 
— though not as much as I would 

That warning about the strawberry 
blonde vamp is just enough to tilt the 
balance in favor of CFK, Jr., (age 4) 
spending the weekend with grandmoth- 
er, not in Bethlehem. 

Among a half dozen or so new faces 
coming around a corner at Catalytic 
Co. the other day (about the number 
the "old-timers" expect about every 
hour these days) was that of George 
Bond. I'm sorry to say that George 
wasn't signing on with us, just stop- 
ping by to say thanks for business re- 
ceived in the past, and of course en- 
couraging more for the future. 

George, as he related it to me, has 
come to rest in a very satisfactory and 
interesting situation with the Edward 
H. Ellis and Sons, Inc., engineering 
and contracting concern. George is mix- 
ing engineering work, general office 
and sales administration, and construc- 
tion superintendance work together in 
a grand experience. 

After 19 41, he spent some time in 
Navy inspection activities, and after 
the war started a round of contacts 
with contractor organizations until he 
made this "just right" connection. His 
home is at 900 Oriental Ave., Collings- 
Wood, N. J. 

A letter from Richard Ostheimer 
that was intended for the eyes of Le- 
high Officialdom has been spirited out 
of the secret files, and an excerpt for- 
warded to me so that we can all catch 
up on Dick's activities for 10 years. 

"I was married in October of '42. 
Janet and I now have a family of which 
we are quite proud. Ricky is six, Deb- 
orah Kay four, James Craig three, and 
Jeffrey is a wee eleven weeks old. I 
have every hope that the Ostheimer 
name will appear on the class rolls of 
'65, '68 and '72. . . ." 

JUNE. 1951 


And why not '75 and '78???? 

A month or two ago I indulged in 
some wishful thinking — hoping that 
some gnome would furnish me with 
the drama behind each of the cold, two 
line "address changes" I get from the 
alumni office. Here's one to conjure 
with — '41 — Binder, James K. — Mail: 
Athens College, Athens, Greece — teach- 
ing English. 

Just to add to the suspense, here are 
two more — William J. Toohey, Jr. — 
160S Englewood St., Bethlehem, Pa.; 
James E. Wiggs — Box 5 51, New Lon- 
don, Conn. — Residence — Oak Grove 
Beach, Nantic, Conn. 

Be sure to buy the next issue — read 
the eye witness account of the big 
weekend ! 

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Lafayette Bldg., 5th and Chestnut Sts., 
Philadelphia 6, Penna. 

There was no flood of letters this 
month, so I will have printed below ad- 
dresses and other information obtained 
from the alumni office: 

Daniel B. McAfee, priorities and al- 
locations, American Cyanamid Co., 30 
Rockefeller Plaza, New York City. Res- 
idence, 15 Wilton Rd., Port Chester, 
N. Y.; John C. Sellers, residence, 18 
Altemont Rd., Nixon Park, Nixon, 
N. J.; Raymond B. Anderson, Jr., 3 779 
Mayfair Dr., Pasadena S, Calif.; Wil- 
liam J. Meikle, 70 9 Ash Ave., Baraboo, 

The other day while I was going into 
a department store in Philadelphia, I 
saw a fellow who looked very familiar 
to me. It turned out to be George Hol- 
by, C.E., '42, and he looked just about 
as I remembered him in the good old 
days on South Mountain. What gave 
me a jolt was the fact that he not only 
didn't recognize me but mentioned to 
me that the fellow he knew was "Arch 
Tifft" at Lehigh. I do wear glasses now 
in order to see the pretty girls across 
the street better, I have put on some 
weight, and I guess some of the orig- 
inal equipment is missing (hairline, 
etc.), but to have a classmate discuss 
you in the third person after only nine 
years is a bit disquieting, to say the 
least. Anyway, George is still recog- 
nizable. He is doing well as a process 
engineer with the Catalytic Construc- 
tion Co. (Houdry Process) in the Wid- 
ener Bldg. in Philly and tells me that 
Joe Shall, '41, is with the same com- 
pany. George has a boy two and a half 
years old and a daughter about two 
years older. 

Next year, believe it or not, will be 
the anniversary of our graduation ten 
years ago. Since the class of '42 always 
has gone to town in a big way, let's 



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paved or uneven terrain . . . 
anywhere ... in plant or 
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make this a bang-up good gathering. I 
will appreciate hearing from any of 
you fellows who have any ideas or who 
would like to help organize our tenth 
year reunion. 

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217 7th St., Fullerton, Pa. 

Nothing came of the fellows we 
called on for letters in the March col- 
umn, but April brought more luck. Let- 
ter from Art White gives us some news 
we can pass along. 

Says Art, "I have noted your subtle 
hint in the latest issue of the Alumni 
Bulletin, and it looks like you have 
accomplished your goal. It will be short 
and sweet, but it is a letter, at least. 

"Immediately after being discharged 
from the Navy in March, 1946, I joined 
the American Can Co. as a technical 
assistant in the Container Develop- 
ment Division and have been here five 
years. ... I now know the difference 
between a Band-Aid Box and a Sani- 
tary Can. . . . Our headquarters are at 
100 Park Ave. in New York City and 
most of my time is spent in our fac- 
tories and machine shops. 

"Lehigh is well represented here — 
Glenn Boyer, '43, is in the Equipment 
Division, and Bill Woodside in the 
Planning Department. 

"I now make my home in Hemp- 
stead, Long Island, and at the same 
time have the 'thrill' of commuting on 
the Long Island Railroad. Glenn lives 
in Millburn, N. J., and Woody resides 
in Brooklyn." 

Then Art suggests a chain letter sys- 
tem and puts a tag on Earl Brawn for 
a letter. What say, Earl? 

We appreciate a good letter because 
it gives us a good start on the column 
each month. From the alumni office we 
received word that Jules Gottlieb has 
a new address at 88-11 34th Ave., Jack- 
son Heights, L. I., N. Y. We note with 
pride that Jule has joined the growing 
list of contributors to the 1951 Alum- 
ni Fund and urge more of the class to 
join in giving a gift to Lehigh. 

Other changes in address include 
Arthur Robb, Jr., 22 Dogwood Lane, 
Levittown, N. Y., and Jerry Carroll, 
114 Langhorne Ave., Bethlehem, Pa. 
According to our information, which 
came originally from Yale University, 
Jerry is instructing at the department 
of geology, Lehigh! Hope to see you 
on campus some time, Jerry. 

That's thirty! In closing we put a 
tag on Lynn Bartlett, Maynard Arsove 
and Hugh Richards for letters for next 

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Parkhurst Apts., B-l, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Since my report of the coming mar- 
riage of Jack Schwarz I have received 
a newspaper clipping (complete with 
picture of John and smiling bride) giv- 
ing a full account of the proceedings. 
It appears that the girl was Lucille 
Palmer of White Plains, N. Y., and 
Topsham, Vt. The wedding was in 
Briarcliff Manor, N. Y., and no doubt 
everything went well. The honeymoon 
was spent in Bermuda, and Jack and 



Lucille should by now be fairly well 
settled in Cedar Hills Gardens, Irving- 
ton-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Had a nice prompt reply to a letter 
sent recently to Dave Cox. He writes 
from 13 6 6 Avondale Rd., South Eu- 
clid 21, Ohio, in part as follows: 
"Looks like I'm long past due for that 
annual letter. It comes as quite a shock 
to me to see the class of '44 being 
pushed nearer and nearer the middle 
of the Bulletin as the years add to the 
new graduates. 

"I was married to Janet Williams 
after my Navy discharge in 1946. The 
family increased rapidly — Frank, age 
4; pavid, 2i, and Chuck, 8 months. 
I've been with General Electric since 
the war, and am now doing field in- 
stallation work, primarily rubber and 
paper mill drives. 

"We see Jack Doxsey and wife, Dot- 
ty (and children, Roger and Martha) 
for bridge and Dox's screwball canasta 
sessions quite frequently. Dox is due 
for Navy recall in May. 

"Warren Bradford and Glenn Mur- 
ray are aiso in Cleveland, but in spite 
of our best intentions we've only seen 
them at an alumni meeting last fall. 
Brad is with Sohio and Glenn is either 
assistant or sales manager and doing 
very well with Linde Air Products in 

"We hear from Bernie Egan at least 
annually. He is with Revere Brass and 
Copper, and is their Seattle and West- 
ern sales manager. His best news has 
been his recently acquired, attractive 
wife, Pat. 

"Ed Diehl is probably an architect 
by now, after having taken post gradu- 
ate work at M.I.T. Jack Shilling was 
studying law and Ed "More Beer" Dar- 
Iow is with the telephone company. 
Would like to hear more from some of 
these men. Perhaps if they see their 
names in print we can get some ac- 
curate, up-to-date information on their 

Needless to say, the above letter was 
well received. It is evident that Dave 
kept in mind the fact that it would be 
reported in the Bulletin. It was un- 
usually newsworthy. 

Have had several meetings with 
classmates in recent weeks. Visited in 
York, Pa., and while there I saw Oscar 
Pox and wife, Nancy. Oscar happened 
to be home on leave from Camp Pick- 
ett, and we were able, therefore, to 
spend an evening together. 

This past weekend Bob Smith and 
wife, June, were here in Bethlehem. 
They arrived in New York a week or 
so ago, having come by boat from Vene- 
zuela for a two-months' vacation. You 
will recall that Bob works down there 
for the Creole Petroleum Co. as a con- 
struction engineer. 

The most recent chance meeting with 
a classmate was only yesterday in the 
office cafeteria. Phil Berg was in from 
Pittsburgh on business for the Dravo 
Company. He is now in the sales end 
of the business, having completed in 
the last year or so a tour of duty as a 
field engineer with the Machinery Divi- 
sion. He reports occasional contacts 
with Dudley Coles, who is in their con- 
struction division, and with Whit Sny- 
der who, as you know, is in the Pitts- 
burgh area with Crucible. 

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6 Adams Court, Nutley, N. J. 

To write the column this month is 
definitely a woman's job — for only a 
woman could exagerate these few lines 
into a life-size column. 

Pete Facchiaiio wrote me a card tell- 
ing of the fine showing Lehigh made 
against Temple in the spring football 
scrimmage. "Hope Springs eternal." 
Could it be possible that 1950's record 
can be repeated in '51? Also heard via 
Pete that Boh Frey has moved to Phila- 
delphia from Allentown. He is connect- 
ed with an architectural concern. He 
graduated from Pennsylvania Architec- 
tural School in 19 49. The Dear Olde 
Alumni Office is to be thanked for the 
following glimpses: 

Wallace Sharpe Townsend is assist- 
ant auditor at the Jamestown Tele- 
phone Corporation. Wallace is living at 
511 Forest Ave., Jamestown, N. Y. 

Robert Morris Treser is now a cor- 
poral in the U. S. Army at Fort Mon- 
mouth, N. J. 

Francis Charles Taylor is now living 
at 2906 E. Harry Ave., Wichita, Kans. 
And so — adios. 

&a*4 <>J t94X 


133 Franklin St., Shillington, Pa. 

Right up to the deadline for sending 
in my column for the June Bulletin I 
didn't have a single note from you fel- 
lows to report. But just today I re- 
ceived a copy of a letter from Bill 
D'Olier to Dr. Willard, and I'd like to 
quote it in its entirety. 

"Chunchon, Korea 
10 April 1951 
"Dear Doctor Willard, 

"Your welcome letter of late March 
came in tonight, after a long time with- 
out mail deliveries. I want to put you 
at your ease, and tell you that the Mar- 
ines are now using my education and 
experience to advantage. 

"The last day of March, 'Fox 3' was 

in defensive positions for the night on 
one of the usual high lulls. A company 
runner came up and said, 'Mr. D'Olier, 
you're to pack all your gear and report 
to the Bn. C. P. at 0S00. Your spec 
number was changed by Headquarters 
and you're reassigned to the 1st Engi- 
neer Bn.' Well, I almost rolled off the 
hill with astonishment; the Marines 
were giving me a beautiful opportun- 

"So after turning over my fine pla- 
toon to a green looking 1st Lieutenant, 
and with a genuine feeling of regret at 
leaving those young kids, I reported 
to the Engineers — miles in the rear. 
I'm now classified as a 1405, a mili- 
tary geologist, and I'm working in the 
engineering intelligence section (S-2) 
of Headquarters Company. In the past 
nine days I've been going beyond my- 
self digging test trenches for soil pro- 
files, searching for base materials, and 
mixing and compacting test blends of 
natural aggregate for a base course de- 
sign that will take the wheel loading 
of an RSD airplane. The Bn. is build- 
ing an airfield in Chunchon and I 
stepped right into it — up to my neck. 
However, I'm having a wonderful time 
and like the work for it is right down 
my ambition's alley to know the engi- 
neering applications of geology. I 
should be more accurate and say 'to 

"I could not have been more for- 
tunate and I'll always pat myself on 
the back for making that special plane 
trip to Washington to point out my 
education, and experiences in Alaska. 

"Being on the staff here, I'm evi- 
dently going to mix with all the wheels 
and prime movers in this combat engi- 
neer business. My superior officer, a 
major, is a civil engineer from Birming- 
ham, Alabama — a bit of a clown, but 
still a man to learn from. 

"I never thought I'd wind up in this 
crazy place, working along professional 
lines — but I intend to get the most out 
of it for my own benefit and for the 
Marines' benefit. The Exec told me 
when I introduced myself and men- 
tioned '1405,' 'We've been waiting a 
long time for one of you guys — you'll 
have to make the job!' Well, I was 
very glad to hear they needed me. 

"So when you hear of the 1st Marine 
Division — stand easy Doc, the T/O 
geologist is a Lehigh man. Sincerely, 
Bill D'Olier. 

"Address: Lt. William D'Olier, 
049879, TJSMCR, Hq. Co., 1st Engineer 
Bn.. 1st Marine Division, FMF, FPO 
San Francisco, Calif." 

Best of luck to you, Bill. 

Well, Lois came through on May 8 
at 4 a.m. with an 8-lb. 11-oz. daughter, 
Linda Carol. I'll owe a cigar to anyone 
of you who claims it. 

JUNE, 1951 



1122-A N. Osage Dr., Tulsa, Okla. 

Actually, fellows, despite all of my 
complaining I realize that most of you 
have good intentions of writing us but 
just don't get around to it. I know this 
because I had sort of hoped to write a 
personal note of thanks to those ot 
you who came through, but just can't 
seem to get time to do it. The thing I 
do ask, though, is just don't forget us. 
Now I sort of hold you girls who mar- 
ried our boys responsible on this writ- 
ing business, too. There is absolutely 
nothing in the rule book which forbids 
a wife to bring us up to date on her 
husband. To illustrate my point, Elsie 
Way has written the following letter 
which I am taking the liberty of quot- 

"Towny has had good intentions of 
writing for many months now but at 
last the task has fallen upon me. I 
shall try to give you the briefest sum- 
mary possible of what we have done 
since leaving Lehigh. 

"Immediately following graduation, 
Towny accepted a position with the In- 
surance Co. of North America, Phila- 
delphia, and went through their train- 
ing program for special agents. Upon 
completing this course in June 1950, 
he was assigned to the Syracuse, N. Y. 
office and served there for a whole 
month before the telegram from Uncle 
Sam arrived, recalling him to active 
duty in the Air Force. We were sent to 
Connally Air Force Base in Waco, Tex., 
which is where we have remained 
since, although a transfer in the near 
future looks probable. Towny is now a 
basic instructor and has three French 
students and a Belgian student, which 
he finds very interesting. We are look- 
ing forward to going back east, how- 
ever, and hope it won't be too long be- 
fore we're in Syracuse. 

"We had a new addition to the fam- 
ily on December 1, which gives us two 
boys, Larry and Geoffrey." Elsie en- 
closed a snapshot of Larry which I am 
hoping will be published in the column. 
She also expressed the hope that some 
of the Chi Phis would drop them a 
line. Mail can be addressed to Lt. and 
Mrs. Townsend L. Way, Jr., 2509 
Mitchell Ave., Waco, Tex. 

Thanks a lot for your letter, Elsie. I 
hope other wives will follow suit. 

Edward W. Rosenbaum came 
through with a very nice letter in 
which he describes himself as a victim 
of circumstances. He is not referring to 
his wife, Suzanne, either. No, Sir! The 
story goes that Ed, just after gradua- 
tion, joined the 9550 Volunteer Air Re- 
serve Training Squadron in Philadel- 
phia. While in this unit he organized a 

radiological defence course for his 
squadron in his capacity as training of- 
ficer. (Didn't know I knew that, did 
you, Ed?) Well, on March 8 Ed was 
recalled to the Air Force as a second 
lieutenant. He is now stationed at 
Mitchell A.F.B., Hempstead, L. I., and 
assigned to Headquarters, Continental 
Air Command as a ground training and 
information and education officer. Ed 
and Suzanne now live at 2 Needle Lane, 
Levittown, N. Y. 

Before this Army deal Ed was em- 
ployed by David Michael and Co. of 
Philadelphia (makers of vanilla ex- 
tract). Ed has on occasion run into a 
few Lehigh buddies. Among them were 
R. N. Kendig, Bill Otten, Richard Franz 
and Richard Henlein. I do not think it 
out of place to tell you that Ed has lo- 
cated some of your old Lehigh R.O.T.C. 
instructors, so let's take a look at 
where they are. 

Lt. Col. Mulholland is at Hamilton 
A.F.B., California; Colonel Luckett at 
Maxwell A.F.B., Alabama; Capt. (now 
Major) McLanachan in Korea; Lt. Col. 
H. M. Merrit in Korea; M/Sgt. Joines 
in Korea; M/Sgt. Bruce Stow and M/ 
Sgt. Charlie Hartenstine both at Lang- 
ley Air Base. 

The third nice letter that came this 
month was from Pete Fenger, whose 
chief complaint has been that month 
after month he reads our column and 

is disappointed to find that many of his 
friends' names never appear. His sug- 
gestion is that we get more letters, and 
in order to relieve his conscience writes 
one himself. 

Since graduation Pete has been with 
the Dunbar and Sullivan Dredging Co. 
of Buffalo and Detroit, and is happy 
about it. His company works all over 
the Great Lakes and the east coast. He 
is doing civil engineering and super- 
visory work. Seventy-five per cent of 
his work is out of doors. 

Pete brags somewhat in that he says 
he is still single, with no change in 
sight. He says further that his contin- 
uous moving around the country is not 
conducive to wife finding but has its 
advantages. (Must have if he is still 

Pete's brother, Jack, is still studying 
in medical school at the University of 
Buffalo, with two years yet to go. 
Pete's address is % Dunbar & Sullivan 
Dredging Co., 2312 Buhl Bldg., Detroit 
26, Mich. 

The fourth letter that we received 
came from another old pal, Allan W. 
Kishpaugh, who also has acquired a 
second lieutenant rating in the Army. 
Allan was called to duty in February 
and was processed at Fort Dix, N. J., 
from where he went to Lackland Air 
Force Base, San Antonio, Tex. His next 
and present location was Scott Air 



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General Offices: 

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Force Base, 111. There he is taking a 
transportation course which will keep 
him busy until December. His address 
is 2nd Lt. A. W. Kishpaugh, 3332 Tng. 
Sq.. Box 195, Scott Air Force Base, 111. 

The last letter I received was from 
Leon S. Avakian, who announces that 
he is now back in Maywood, N. J., af- 
ter working for some time in Califor- 
nia. He is a design engineer for the en- 
gineering department of the Jersey 
Central Railroad. When going back 
east, Leon elected to drive and took a 
southern route, stopping in El Paso 
where he found Bill Kilroy, who is back 
in the Army and stationed at Ft. Bliss. 

The biggest news in the life of Leon 
and his wife, Ruth, is the entrance of 
Thomas Leon Avakian, class of '72! 
From all appearances Tom will be a 
backfield man for the football team. 
Leon's new address is 3 6 E. Central 
Ave., Maywood, N. J. 

Before closing this latest effort I do 
have a few items which were called to 
my attention. 

First, the Bell Telephone Co. has an- 
nounced the promotion of two '49ers. 
Robert H. Widmer is now assistant 
chief accounting supervisor of western 
accounting division. Paul R. Schaeffer 
is now a staff engineer for the southern 
division, Harrisburg Plant. I will ex- 
pect these fellows to write and give us 
more information. 

The last item is the wedding an- 
nouncement of Miss Virginia Towe to 
Robert E. Beck. This took place April 
7. Congratulations, Virginia and Rob- 
ert. I shall make no further comment. 

That's all for now. I'll see you next 

gUtt <^ ?950 



530 Goepp Circle, Bethlehem, Pa. 

We'll begin this month's letter with 
the announcement of forthcoming wed- 
dings for two of the members of the 
rapidly diminishing Bachelor's Club of 
the class of February '50. First, in Nut- 
ley, N. J., Miss Dorothy Johnson an- 
nounced her engagement to John 
Mountsier, late of the Alpha Sigma Phi 
fraternity and now with the Great At- 
lantic and Pacific Tea Company. The 
second one found Miss Blanche Billing 
of Short Hills, N. J., announcing her 
engagement to "Corky" Smith. The 
wedding is planned for September. 

Houseparty was held over the week- 
end of May 4-6 and a few of the die- 
hards, including your correspondent, 
struggled back to the campus to find 
out just how out of practice we were 
becoming — Bill Jones, Tom Fisher, 
Buck Wallace, Hunk Lunimis, and 
Clem Titzck to name a few. 


Son of Elsie and Toivny, '49 

A bit of news from down Seaford, 
Del., way finds that Jordan Wenberg 
will receive his M.A. Degree from Bos- 
ton University this June. He is now 
working with DuPont's Nylon Plant in 
Seaford as a student operator in pro- 
duction and plans to attend the Fore- 
man's Course in the very near future. 
Jordan can be reached at West Manor 
Apt. #5, Seaford, Del. Thank you for 
the letter Mrs. Wenberg. More of the 
same would sure be appreciated back 
here in Bethlehem. 

The following letter comes from Les 
Rollins : 

"This is to advise you of a change in 
address from 110 East St., Whitins- 
ville, Mass., to 305 N. 11th St., San 
Jose, Calif. 

"I have been out here since last May 
and was married to Miss Sarah Ben- 
sussen in Hollywood, Calif., on Septem- 
ber 1, 1950. 

"Soon after arriving here in Cali- 
fornia I accepted a position with the 
Bank of America and was with them 
until the end of February. At present 
I am working in the production control 
department of Owens-Corning Fiber- 
glas Co." 

"Cubby" Baer, now living at 328 
Gardner St. in Johnstown, Pa., is work- 
ing as a salesman for Garfield Refrac- 
tories Co. in Bolivar, Pa. 

"Skeets" Masters is now living at 
131 Harvard Ave. in Rockville Center 
on Long Island and is a sales trainee 
for Continental Can Co. in New York 

Charles Young is now working as a 
mining engineer for Jones and Laugh- 
lin Ore Co. in Star Lake, N. Y., and is 
residing in Wanakena, N. Y. 

Some new addresses through the 
courtesy of Len's office are as follows: 

Howard French, 244 E. Green St., Nan- 
ticoke, Pa.; John Hacik, 76 Sampson 
St., Garfield, N. J.; Wright Masters, 
567 Lincoln Ave., St. Paul, Minn.; 
Fred Rauch, 303 Kenney St., Ridley 
Park. Pa.; Charles Smith, 210 Alle- 
ghany Ave., Emporium, Pa. 

Let's hear from you over the sum- 
mer, gang. 

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130S Main St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

On the way home from work the 
other evening I drove through the cam- 
pus to see what spring had brought to 
South Mountain. My words could never 
describe what I saw — it was beautiful. 
The magnolias and forsythia were in 
bloom amidst the contrasting greens of 
the grass, shrubs, and trees. It was 
truly something I wish all of you could 
have seen. 

There was one other outstanding 
mark of spring which was quite evi- 
dent — the placards which indicated 
that class elections were not too far 
off. Do you remember the extensive 
campaigns which were conducted while 
we were in school? 

The 19 51 football team has been in 
spring training, and had a practice 
game with Temple University. The 
Owls outscored the Big Brown three 
touchdowns to two, but those who saw 
the game said the team looked good 
and that another good season was 
ahead. I'm in favor of their duplicating 
their past season. 

There were quite a number of alum- 
ni back for the Phi Sig's Fiftieth An- 
niversary. I know you will not know 
all of them, but I am sure a lot of you 
will remember Sam Snyder '49, Ger- 
ald O'Brian '49, and Jim Wilson '49. 
The "Fifty" group consisted of "Nick" 
Ford, Phil Ridinger, Randy McMullen, 
Dick Stotzing, and Jim Bridgeman. 

Since an ever increasing number of 
our class is falling into that group 
which might well be termed the "Men 
Who Marched Away," I'll try to bring 
you up to date on these next. 

Henry Brown is a Lieutenant at El- 
lington Air Base, Houston, Tex. Don 
Wain has turned in his hockey stick 
and uniform for the Big Brown at Fort 
Dix, N. J. 

This next guy woke me from a good 
night's sleep to say hello. I really didn't 
mind, since I was very happy to be able 
to spend the time I did with John Zeig- 
ler. He was on his way to his new post 
in the state of Washington. John is as- 
signed to the 115 AAA, OPRDI, in Fort 
Lewis. From all he said. I think he is 
having a good time. 

JUNE. 1951 

I know that Bob Geyer and Bob Bar- 
ry are in the service, hut where???? 

Allen Judson is stationed at Fort 
Dix. He is with Co. I, 3 9 Inf. Regt. 
Charlie Jones is at Camp Cooke, and 
Charles Ridinger at Camp Atterbury. 

Dick Allen is with the 3393 Stu. 
Sqd. at Keesler Field. Has Jack's Beer 
improved any since the days when I 
was in Gulf port? 

I always will enjoy receiving mail 
from any and all of you, but I think 
that I received two of my nicest notes 
from the parents of two of the gang. 
One of these letters was from George 
Conover's mother, and the other from 
Tim Loizeaux's father. 

Mrs. Conover said that George was 
stationed at the Francis E. Warren Air 
Base in Wyoming. I was also very hap- 
py to hear that she enjoyed reading 
about the class of '50. 

Mr. Loizeaux reported that Tim was 
a second lieutenant (Construction En- 
gineer) at Camp Pickett, Va. 

Thank you very much for your very 
welcome letters. 

Bill Church has been assigned to Co. 
B, 724 Ry. Op. Bn., Fort Eustis, Va. 

It would seem as if I should soon 
come to the end, but there are many 
more from whom I have heard nothing. 
I do know of two more who are lieu- 
tenants. They are Frank Barclay and 
Owen Sheriff. I am sorry, however, that 
I can say little more about either of 
them, for their addresses are unknown 
to me. 

The other evening Ron Young, who 
was in town on business for Struthers 
and Co. of New York, and I stopped in 
at the Tally Ho for a beer. We had been 
to an alumni meeting but still wanted 
to talk a little more about the old days. 
We were no sooner in the door, when 
who do you think we saw — Hank Bon- 
flg. Hank was here in town for a vaca- 
tion and from all indications was real- 
ly enjoying it. He was staying at the 
swank Phi Gam house. Hank is work- 
ing for the Frigidaire Sales Corp. in 
Chicago and asked me to tell all of you 
to call him if you ever are in or near 
Chicago. His phone is listed, but for 
the sake of convenience it is Winnetka 

I have a lot of new addresses to re- 
port so I will list them as follows: Bob 
Fay, Box 151, Blawnox, Pa.; Jim 
O'Brien, 526 Heckman St., Phillips- 
burg, N. J.; Jonn Jordon, Box 221, 260 
Crittenden Blvd., Rochester, N. Y.; 
Dave Ettelman, 1504 Turner St., Allen- 
town, Pa.; Edward Fielder, 43 8 Third 
Ave., Bethlehem. Pa.; Donald Miller, 
5-C Court Dr., Lancaster Court Apts., 
Wilmington. Del.; \Y. Douglas Potter, 
1 Via Ripa, Sea Bright, N. J.; Harry J. 





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Baker, 311 E. 11th St., Mishawaka, 
Ind.; AVilliam Christman, 2 41 Cricket 
Ave., North Hills, Pa.; William Fox, 
Jr., 612 Parkside Dr., Peoria, 111. 

When I mentioned Bob Fay I should 
have included the fact that he is work- 
ing as a construction superintendent 
tor the Joseph B. Fay Company. 

Malcolm Sawhill is presently em- 
ployed by E. R. Squibb and Sons in 
New Brunswick, N. J.; Dan Jackson is 
now a test engineer for the G. E. Co. in 
Lynn, Mass. His mailing address is 9 
Kensington Park, Lynn, Mass.; Orville 
Estler is a quality control engineer for 
the Keasbey and Mattison Co.. St. Louis 
21, Mo. He resides at 809 Abston Ave., 
Furguson, Mo. 

Bob Courtney was in the army for a 
while but has been turned loose again 
and is now back in Opelika, Ala. His 
current address is 912 Fourth Ave., 
Opelika, Ala. 

In closing, I am very pleased to ex- 
tend congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry Ahrenhold, 3rd. The wedding 
took place in Manhasset, L. I., March 
24; the bride was the former Miss Mar- 
ilyn Nichoson. 


CLASS OF 1923 

To Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Werner, a son, 
David T. Jr., December 29, 1950. 

CLASS OF 1927 

To Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hertzler, a 
son, Samuel, March 10. 

CLASS OF 1930 

To Mr. and Mrs. William J. Green, 
a son, May 28. 

CLASS OF 1948 

To Mr. and Mrs. Howard I. Ellowitz, 
a son, James Alan, March 23. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Persa, a 
son, Larry, May 10. 

To Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Sowers, a 
daughter, Linda Carol, May 8. 

CLASS OF 1949 

To Mr. and Mrs. William D. Pol- 
hemus, a son, Neil William, April 29. 


CLASS OF 1907 

John Loose to Aimee Haydock Col- 
lier, April 14. 

CLASS OF 1944 

Leonard C. Schwab to Miss Jane Hol- 
stein, March 31. 

Q. John C. Schwarz to Miss Lucille 
Palmer, March 17. 

CLASS OF 1947 

Harry C. Dedell, Jr. to Miss Marjorie 
Persons, March 31. 

Francis J. McGrath, Jr. to Miss Anne 
Herbermann, May 12. 


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S. W. CROIiL, '10 — S. W. OROLL,, JR., '48 

CLASS OF 1948 

Frank J. Anderson to Miss Jane 
Whitney, May 5. 

Joseph R. L. Sterne to Miss Barbara 
Greene, February 10. 

CLASS OF 1949 

Robert E. Beck to Miss Virginia 
Towe, April 17. 

CLASS OF 1950 

Henry Ahrenhold, 3rd to Miss Mar- 
ilyn Nichoson, March 2 4. 

Paul M. Kropp, Jr. to Miss Mary 
Toomey, May 5. 

Lester L. Rollins to Miss Sarah Ben- 
sussen, September 1, 1950. 

Harris S. Rush to Miss Margaret 
Allen, April 14. 

CLASS OF 1951 

Joseph C. Pongracz to Miss Dolores 
DeLaurentis, April 2. 

Frederick A. Small to Miss Margaret 
Murphy, January 13. 


H. D. Appleby, '93 

Harry Doughton Appleby, civil engi- 
neer and retired official of the Veter- 
ans' Administration, died April 2 in 
Garfield Hospital, Washington, D. C., 
after a two weeks' illness. His home 
was Takoma Park, Md. 

Mr. Appleby was born in Wilming- 
ton, Del., and after studying at Lehigh 
was graduated in civil engineering from 
the University of Michigan. He did 
construction work in New York City 
and headed the Bureau of Design and 
Survey. He helped design one of the 
first tunnels under the East River and 
later was employed as a consulting en- 
gineer in the building of Philadelphia 
subways. He went to Washington dur- 
ing World War I to work for the Navy 
Department and shortly after the war 
joined the old Veterans' Bureau, later 
the Veterans' Administration. There 
he was a project manager in charge of 
construction, design and supervision 
of veterans' hospitals. He retired 10 
years ago. 

Active in the civic affairs in the va- 
rious Maryland towns in which he had 
lived, Mr. Appleby belonged to the Ken- 
sington Masonic Lodge, a Veterans' Ad- 
ministration Masonic Lodge, and at one 
time was president of the Kensington, 
Md.. Chamber of Commerce. He was 
active in Washington, New York and 
Chicago as a lecturer on metaphysics. 

Surviving Mr. Appleby are his wife 
and a daughter, Lucille. 

E. O. Warner, '94 

Edward Olmstead Warner, of Phila- 
delphia, died at his home there on 
April 12. Mr. Warner retired in 1945 

JUNE. 1951 


as district sales manager of the Nation- 
al Malleable & Steel Castings Co., a 
firm with which he had been associat- 
ed for many years. 

Mr. Warner came to Lehigh from 
Salisbury, Conn., and received a degree 
here in electrical engineering. Active 
in undergraduate affairs, he was a 
member of the Athletic Team his soph- 
omore, junior and senior years, cap- 
taining the team in '9 4, when he broke 
the 440-yard dash record. He was a 
member of the Executive Committee 
of the Intercollegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion of Pennsylvania; president of the 
Tennis Club and the Brush Club; vice 
president of the Christian Association; 
treasurer of the E.E. Society; member 
of the Engineering Society and Tau 
Beta Pi. He was a member of Sigma 
Chi fraternity. 

Surviving Mr. Warner are his wife, 
two children and six grandchildren. 

E. A. Jacoby, '95 

Elmer Augustus Jacoby, respected 
member of the teaching profession in 
Philadelphia, died at his home in Cyn- 
wyd on February 6. Prior to his death 
he was a mathematics instructor and 
principal of Temple University High 

Mr. Jacoby, a native of Coopersburg, 
received his B.A. degree here in 1895 
and an M.A. in 19 00. He majored in 
Classics and later took a graduate 
course at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. At Lehigh he was a member of 
Agora, the Classical Club, Phi Beta 
Kappa, an Honor Roll student and 
Commencement Orator. 

For 12 years after completing his 
studies he taught at Perkiomen Prep- 
aratory School, where he was school 
secretary an-d assistant headmaster. In 
1909 he joined the faculty of Central 
High School, Philadelphia, and later 
taught in Germantown High School. 
He was also on the faculty of the 
Pennsylvania State College School of 
Optometry. He was long an active 
member of the Reformed Church in 

Surviving Mr. Jacoby are his wife, a 
daughter and sister. 

H. C. Borden, '97 

Henry Clay Borden, retired school 
teacher, died at his home in Hatboro 
on March 31. 

Mr. Borden's studies at the Univer- 
sity were interrupted by illness in his 
family, and he presumably received his 
bachelor's degree at another Pennsyl- 
vania college. He taught in the Tren- 
ton, N. J., and Philadelphia schools 
and when he retired was teacher of 
natural science in West Philadelphia 
High School. For the past several years 
he had been growing flowers for the 




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P. J. Luckenbach, '04 

Paul Jacob Luckenbach, a former 
general manager of the Luckenbach 
Steamship Co., died of a heart attack 
on July 12, 1950 in Riverside, Calif. 

Mr. Luckenbach was a native of 
Bethlehem and after studying at Le- 
high, where he was initiated into The- 
ta Delta Chi fraternity, became asso- 
ciated with his family's firm, D. & A. 
Luckenbach, Bethlehem Roller Flour 
Mills. In 1928 he went to New York as 
general manager of the Luckenbach 
Steamship Co., and after retirement 
made his home in Florida and Cali- 

Among Mr. Luckenbach's survivors 
is his wife. 

W. AV. Merwin, '10 

William Walters Merwin, a native of 
Pittsburgh, died suddenly at his home 
in Grindstone on March 11. 

Mr. Merwin studied mining engi- 
neering at the University and was a 
member of Sigma Phi fraternity. He 
had been for years superintendent of 
the H. C. Frick Coke Co. of Pittsburgh. 

W. I. Nevius, '12 

Walter Irving Nevius, retired chem- 
ical and mechanical engineer, died at 
his home in Frederick, Md., on March 
24. He had been in ill health for sev- 
eral years. 

Mr. Nevius came from Philadelphia 
to enter Lehigh and earn his degree in 
electrical engineering. Campus activi- 
ties included membership in Tau Beta 
Pi, the Junior Banquet Committee, 
Hustling Committee, the presidency of 

the E.E. Society and the treasurership 
of the senior class. 

After working for several electrical 
firms following graduation, Mr. Nevius 
went to Indiana as. master mechanic 
of the coke plant of Inland Steel Co., 
later becoming mechanical engineer 
and then chief engineer for the Com- 
mercial Solvents Corp. in Terre Haute. 
During World War II he served the 
Government as chief of the engineer- 
ing branch of the Special Projects Di- 
vision of the Chemical Warfare Serv- 

In his will Mr. Nevius left the Uni- 
versity a trust fund of $20,000 for 
outstanding students, specifying that 
the annual awards be given to "young 
men who shall give promise of leading- 
useful lives as evidenced by virility, 
gentility, patriotism, honesty, integ- 
rity and scholarship." 

Surviving Mr. Nevius are a daugh- 
ter and granddaughter. 

R. H. Whitney, '14 

Ralph Horace Whitney, of Washing- 
ton, D. C, died there on April 18. Mr. 
Whitney had been connected with the 
B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co. and was 
manager of their mechanical sales divi- 
sion in Philadelphia, then Akron, Ohio 
before being transferred to Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

S. B. Richards, '20 

Sherrill Babcock Richards, of Som- 
erville, N. J., died suddenly on March 
18 in Florida. He was secretary of 
Richards & Gaston, Inc., engineers and 
contractors of Somerville, and had long 
been associated with that firm. During 
the war he was senior inspector of 



camp work for the War Department in 
Washington and had done resident en- 
gineering work on hospitals. 

Lester Smith, '22 

We have received word, but no de- 
tails, of the death in July, 1949 of 
Lester Smith. He had been living in 
Union, N. J. 

At one time superintendent of the 
Hunterdon Silk Throwing Co. of Glen 
Gardner, N. J., Mr. Smith left that posi- 
tion to go with Western Electric Co., 
Kearny, N. J., as investigator and pro- 
duction clerk. 

H. A. Ingols, '25 

Heber Ashe Ingols, chemical engi- 
neer with the Bureau of Mines in 
Louisiana, Mo., died May 5 of a heart 
attack in Pike County Hospital, where 
he had been a patient two days. 

A native of Newark, N. J., Mr. In- 
gols studied at Williams College before 
transferring to Lehigh where he re- 



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Bethlehem (Home Club), George A. 
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(S), 313 Bethlehem Trust Bldg., 
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Boston, Donald A. Heath '26 (P); 
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Central New York, E. A. Mooers '18 
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set Ave., Utica, N. Y. 

Central Penna., Frank Rushong '31 
(P); John F. Oram '33 (S), 28 S. 
2 7th St., Camp Hill, Pa. 

Central Jersey, C. F. McCoy '37 (P); 
Wm. C. Bernasco, Jr. '39 (S), 1456 
Pennington Rd., Trenton, N. J. 

Chicago, Wm. L. Bowler '22 (P) ; T. 

E. Skilling, Jr. '45 (S), 2128 W. 
10 7th PI., Chicago, 111. 

Delaware, C. F. Miller, '34 (P) ; Thom- 
as R. Hunt, '42 (S), Bedford Blvd., 
Forest Hills Park, Wilmington, Del. 

Detroit, W. A. Detwiler '42 (P) ; T. 
N. Treese '47 (S), 9236 General Mo- 
tors Bldg., Detroit 2, Mich. 

Maryland, L. C. Crewe '29 (P) ; Carl 

F. Schier, Jr. '32 (S), Eastern Stain- 
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Milwaukee, H. A. Reichenbach, Jr. '43 
(P); F. C. Butler '41 (S), 1906 W. 
Finn PL, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Monmouth County, Jersey, W. R. Wool- 
ley, '19 (P); C. T. Coll, Jr., '36 (S), 
505 Cedar Ave., Allenhurst, N. J. 

New York, Nelson L. Bond, '26 (P); 
J. J. J. Duane, Jr. '41 (S), 70 Pine 
St., New York 5, N. Y. 

Xortheast Penna., T. F. Burke, Jr., '2S 
(P); R. J. McGregor, '42 (S), 431 
N. Webster Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Northwest Penna., Howard J. Jones, 
Jr. '39 (S), 230 W. 7th St., Erie, 

Northern New Jersey, Edwin H. Sny- 
der '23 (P); Donald M. Quick '23 

(S), Public Service E. & G. Co., 80 
Park PI., Newark, N. J. 

Northern Calif., W. F. Hauserman, '41 
(P); H. W. Bonner '38 (S), 597 
San Luis Rd., Berkeley, Calif. 

Northern New York, F. A. Groff, Jr. 
'35 (P); Walter Schweder '40 (S), 
R. D. 1, Rosendale Rd., Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. 

Northern Ohio, H. B. Osborn, Jr. '3 2 
(P); J. R. Coventry '35 (S), 2591 
Guilford Rd., Cleveland Hts., Ohio. 

Philadelphia, George Bachmann, Jr., 
'26 (P); W. T. Jones, Jr., '27 (S), 
6404 Park Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh, Ed. Stotz, Jr. '20 (P) ; 
Wm. D. Pettit '45 (S), 6311 Darling- 
ton Rd., Pittsburgh 17, Pa. 

Rochester, N. Y., Rush Clarke '20 (P) ; 
R. H. Pease '34 (S), 306 Weymouth 
Dr., Rochester, N. Y. 

Southern New England, T. G. Schaffer, 
'14 (P); E. K. Leaton, '49 (S), Ply- 
mouth, Conn. 

Southeast Penna., George Potts '2 3 
(S), 1425 Delaware Ave., Wyomis- 
sing, Pa. 

Southern Calif., J. D. Saussaman, '3 9 
(P); John M. Hood, '41 (S), 315 
N. Date St., Fontana, Calif. 

South Jersey, S. P. Orlando, '23 (P); 
D. W. Tarbell, '48 (S), 22 Tanner 
St., Haddonfield, N. J. 

Washington, D. C, Alfred Cottrell '34 
(P); W. W. Kinsinger '24 (S), 723 
13th St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Western New York, L. G. Meurer '26 
(P); Daniel A. Roblin, Jr. '39 (S), 

489 Walden Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 
York-Lancaster, Edmund Claxton '21 
(P); Thane E. Hawkins '31 (S), 
1036 Edgemoor Court, Lancaster. 

Youngstown, Ohio, C. E. Gallagher, 
'37 (P); E. M. Smith, '42 (S), 948 
Canfield Rd., Youngstown, Ohio 

ceived his Ch.E. degree. For nearly 20 
years after graduation he worked for 
the Darco Corp. at Marshall, Tex., as 
control chemist and technical super- 
visor in the research department. Be- 
fore his connection with the Bureau 
of Mines he had been in California as 
chemical engineer for the R. T. Collier 

Mr. Ingols is survived by his wife, 
mother, a sister and brother. 

S. H. Thateher, '30 

Samuel Harold Thatcher, of Glen 
White, W. Va., died there April 1. He 
was a division superintendent for the 
Koppers Coke Company. 

Mr. Thatcher was born in Bethle- 
hem, the son of a former postmaster. 
He received a bachelor's degree in min- 
ing and was a member of the E.M. So- 
ciety, serving as curator in his senior 
year. He was a member of the Black 
Knight Country Club, Beckley, W. Va. 

Survivors of Mr. Thatcher are his 
mother, his wife, two sons and a daugh- 

W. W. Twitchell, '35 

William Walling Twitchell died dur- 
ing the summer of 1950, according to 
an unconfirmed report received in this 
office. We should appreciate more in- 
formation. His home was Trenton, N.J. 

Mr. Twitchell came to Lehigh from 
Pennington Preparatory School and 
while studying for his B.A. degree was 
a member of the basketball squads 
and the Glee Club. He was a member 
of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. 

Following graduation Mr. Twitchell 
became associated with the New Jer- 
sey Public Health Administration, leav- 
ing there to sell real estate for Walter 
F. Smith & Co., Trenton. Becoming 
interested in time study and rate set- 
ting, he worked for the Simmons Co. 
of Elizabeth, N. J., before being made 
head of the methods and rate setting 
department of the Thomas Devlin Mfg. 
Co., Burlington, N. J. He left that po- 
sition to go to Dallas, Tex., as a cost 
analyst for an oil well supply company.